Category: Podcasts

NGPF Podcast: Örn Valdimarsson on the state of financial education in Iceland

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Mar 06, 2021
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Podcasts, Financial Literacy
After a successful career in finance, Örn Valdimarsson has made it his mission to improve financial education in his home country of Iceland. In this NGPF podcast, Orn describes what motivated him to teach, what topics he prioritizes in his classroom based on student interest as well as the bigger picture on the state of financial education in Iceland. What makes me think I have the best job on the planet is opportunities to meet people across the world like Orn who are kindred souls when...

My Classroom Podcast: FAFSA Filing Ideas With Fellows

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Mar 03, 2021
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Podcasts, Paying for College
My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. Each week we will speak with different teachers who will share timely tips, resources, and teaching strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom. In this week's episode, we speak to a wonderful group of NGPF Fellows. NGPF Fellows dedicate time on Saturday mornings to meet up, check-in on one another, and share helpful tips & classroom strategies. Join the conversation with Amanda...

NGPF Podcast: Ty Allan Jackson and Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani and the story of Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire

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Feb 26, 2021
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Podcasts, Entrepreneurship, Investing
Call it serendipity. Who knew that Ty Allan Jackson's son setting up a successful lemonade stand would set in motion an amazing sequence of events? A fruitless trip to a book store in search of a kid's book about money led to Ty writing that book. When outreach to 147 publishers came up empty, Ty persisted and went the self-publishing route. Later, Abdullah would reach out to Ty and the collaboration would lead to a curriculum built around the Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire book....

My Classroom Podcast: Dr. Sessaty

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Feb 23, 2021
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Podcasts, Tips for Teachers, Paying for College
My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. Each week we will speak with different teachers who will share timely tips, resources, and teaching strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom. In this week's episode, we speak to Dr. Sessaty, Director for Postsecondary Initiatives at San Antonio ISD. Dr. Sessaty’s program has been nationally recognized for increasing college enrollment rates and FAFSA completion rates. At the...

NGPF Podcast: Armita Hosseini and Andrew Diep-Tran On Why Every Student Should Have Access to Financial Education

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Feb 19, 2021
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Podcasts
They are the next generation coming of age and they are passionate advocates for financial education and are taking action. Listen to Armita discuss why she wrote a book and hear from Andrew about his motivation to start a non-profit. Inspiring stuff! Enjoy! Details: 0:00~1:11 Introduction 1:11~4:21 Armita and Andrew’s backgrounds 4:21~10:30 How Armita and Andrew learned about money 10:30~11:25 The story of how the two connected through LinkedIn 11:25~12:49 Andrew starting...

My Classroom Podcast: Jason-Lamont Jackson

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Feb 16, 2021
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Podcasts
My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. Each week we will speak with different teachers who will share timely tips, resources, and teaching strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom. In this week's episode, we speak Jason-Lamont Jackson. Jason-Lamont is in his 23rd year of teaching; his 4th year at West Orange High School in New Jersey. He currently teaches Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Supply Chain Management....

NGPF Podcast: NY Times Columnist Ron Lieber on his new book, The Price You Pay for College

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Feb 12, 2021
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Podcasts, Paying for College, Student Loans
  Ron Lieber returns to the NGPF Podcast to discuss his latest book. This podcast is a must-listen for educators and counselors helping young people navigate the college and financial aid maze. Ron shares his insights into the current "merit aid" system, the emotional baggage many bring into the college decision-making process and also what to look for in a college. His advice will educate, empower and provide listeners with key questions they should be asking. Enjoy!    Details:...

My Classroom Podcast: Conversations With NGPF Fellows (Current Events)

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Feb 11, 2021
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Podcasts, Current Events
My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. Each week we will speak with different teachers who will share timely tips, resources, and teaching strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom. In this week's episode, we speak to a wonderful group of NGPF Fellows. During this particularly stressful year, the NGPF Fellows dedicate time on Saturday mornings to meet up, check-in on one another, and share helpful tips & classroom...

NGPF Podcast: Paul Merriman discusses his new book, We're Talking Millions: 12 Simple Ways to Supercharge Your Retirement

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Feb 06, 2021
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Podcasts, Investing, Stocks
Paul Merriman is out with a new book, We're Talking Millions, and he is offering at no cost to the personal finance community (link here). In this podcast,  he discusses several of the ideas from the book that literally are million dollar decisions. We also dive deeper into the benefits of dollar-cost averaging, difference between growth and value stocks and what to look for in target-date funds (#1 selected fund for 401(k) plans). Enjoy! Details: 0:00~0:27 Introduction 0:27~12:14 Current...

NGPF Podcast: Nearpodcast Takeover!

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Feb 02, 2021
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Podcasts
In today’s special edition of the NGPF Podcast, I take over as your guest host to interview five rockstar educators who have created and launched the highest number of interactive Nearpod lessons of the 1,000+ recipients of Nearpod license grants from NGPF. It’s a podcast about Nearpod… so it’s a Nearpodcast! I mean, c'mon - I couldn't resist the portmanteau.    Listen to today's episode if you want to hear how personal finance teachers in middle and high...

NGPF Podcast: Jeff York on what it took to become the millionaire custodian

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Jan 29, 2021
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Podcasts
In this NGPF podcast, we open with a conversation with Yanely about the current GameStop situation. It provides an amazing teaching moment regarding the differences between speculation and long-term investing. As for long-term investing, Jeff York, the millionaire custodian, is a case study in the power of patience, of compounding and having a long-term orientation. He shares with us how a personal finance course changed his life, how he invests and why he's passionate about advocating for...

My Classroom Podcast: Varun Gupta

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Jan 27, 2021
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Podcasts, Tips for Teachers
Welcome to the third series of My Classroom, a 15-minute weekly NGPF podcast series that will highlight four rock star teachers who took unique paths to the classroom and collectively attended more than 600 hours of virtual professional development with NGPF in 2020. In this series, we will learn what remote teaching strategies they enjoy the most and how they use these strategies and the information they have learned in their own instruction.  Each week a new podcast will be posted for you...

Podcasts In The Classroom: Score! Learn More About Credit

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Jan 25, 2021
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Podcasts, Credit Scores, Podcasts In The Classroom
After more than 400 teachers expressed interest in bringing podcasts into the classroom, we decided to build out a ready-to-use activity to fulfill that desire. This week's activity (you will be asked to Make a Copy when you click on the link) revolves around the topic of credit and has incorporated 2-3 minute audio excerpts from the NGPF Podcast. Students will have the option to listen to Demetria Gallegos (News Editor at the Wall Street Journal), Rod Griffin (Senior Director of Public...

NGPF Podcast: NGPF Payback Challenge National Winners Alexandra Hovdestad and Andrew Tomlinson

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Jan 22, 2021
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Podcasts, Investing, Paying for College
  Each fall, the NGPF Payback Challenge provides students across the country with the opportunity to earn college scholarships with $50,000 awarded. This week, you will hear from our two National Winners, Alexandra Hovdestad of Lenape High School (Medford, NJ) and Andrew Tomlinson of Mora High School. They will share what they learned from the NGPF Arcade game, Payback, and how it has influenced their college plans in the future. In our Current Events section, Yanely discusses a financing...

My Classroom Podcast: Molly Tyson

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Jan 20, 2021
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Podcasts, Professional Development, Tips for Teachers
Welcome to the third series of My Classroom, a 15-minute weekly NGPF podcast series that will highlight four rock star teachers who took unique paths to the classroom and collectively attended more than 600 hours of virtual professional development with NGPF in 2020. In this series, we will learn what remote teaching strategies they enjoy the most and how they use these strategies and the information they have learned in their own instruction.  Each week a new podcast will be posted for you...