Category: Podcasts

NGPF Podcast: Gene Natali, Author of the Missing Semester, Advocate for Financial Education For ALL Students

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May 24, 2019
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Podcasts, Investing, Advocacy
 Investment consultant to large institutions by day and author, educator and advocate by night aptly describes Gene Natali and the multiple hats he wears. I first met Gene at the JumpStart National Educator Conference where he delivered a rousing keynote address that captured the audience's attention. Pulling from the best of behavioral finance, he frames financial issues in a manner that demonstrates the long-term impact of decisions. This will make even the most impulsive young person...

NGPF Podcast: Evan Marwell of EducationSuperHighway on the challenge to bring high-speed broadband to all schools

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May 17, 2019
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Entrepreneurship, Podcasts
  Evan Marwell was a man on a mission when he founded EducationSuperHighway in 2012. A data driven entrepreneur he analyzed technology at K-12 schools and didn't like what he saw. While many assumed that schools had adequate bandwidth to deliver new technology tools into classrooms, what he found was a huge difference between that perception and reality. Then he created a non-profit to tackle this problem. Evan will take us on his entrepreneurial journey over the past 7 years, his lessons...

NGPF Podcast: Tina Hay, Founder/CEO of Napkin Finance

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May 10, 2019
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Podcasts, Personal Finance
 Educators know how challenging it can be to explain personal finance concepts to their students. Now imagine if you had the additional challenge of explaining these concepts on one side of a cocktail napkin. That is Tina Hay's passion and her business. Napkin Finance has come on the scene and gained traction with millions of consumers with a concept summarized on their website as "Money Simplified." Hear Tina describe her entrepreneurial journey, how she partnered with the White House...

NGPF Podcast: Tonya Van Court of Goalsetter focused on creating savings habits in young people

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May 03, 2019
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Podcasts, Entrepreneurship, Savings
All research points to the importance of developing savings habits when you are young. We can all attest to the importance of goal-setting in helping us accomplish things. Tanya Van Court founded Goalsetter with those two research findings in mind. It's not enough in Tanya's mind that kids save, she wants them to LOVE saving. By gamifying that process she hopes to create that life-long savings habit. Enjoy   Details: 0:00~1:38 Introduction 1:38~6:50 Early money lessons from her...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Award-Winning Educator Nic Manogue of Milton High School (WI)

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Apr 26, 2019
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Teaching Strategies, Podcasts, Paying for College, Student Loans
I met Nic recently in Madison, Wisconsin where he received the 2018 Governor's Financial Literacy Award from Governor Tony Evers. Nic has established a program at Milton High School (which he also attended) where EVERY student creates an Academic and Career Plan which they present as a senior project to their classmates and members of the community. What an amazing and important process for students to go through!  In this podcast, you will learn more about why Nic is so passionate about...

Podcast: Investing Panel with Jonathan Clements and Bill Bernstein in March 2019

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Apr 19, 2019
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Investing, Podcasts, Stocks, Behavioral Finance
What follows is a summary of the Investing panel discussion held at the NGPF Summit in mid-March 2019 in San Francisco. The all-star panel included Bill Bernstein, financial theorist, neurologist, and financial adviser/author, and Jonathan Clements, WSJ columnist, author, educator and blogger at the HumbleDollar.com. Apologies for the inconsistent sound quality.  Details 0:00~4:25 Introduction 4:25~12:42 The stock market game’s traps 12:42~24:20 Importance of friends and...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Troy Murphy, A Retired NBA Star Applies His Talents to Financial Advising

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Apr 12, 2019
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Podcasts, Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship
After a successful 12-year NBA career, Troy Murphy went back to school, earned his degree and is now starting a financial advisory firm. Why? To teach those lucky few who experience sudden wealth to manage their money effectively, from establishing a spending plan to creating model portfolios with low-cost index funds. Troy shares how he managed his first professional contract, some of the highlights of his NBA career and what motivated him to start his new firm. Troy describes the unique...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Ignacio Aguirre, founder of Snowball Financial Education

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Apr 05, 2019
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Podcasts, Entrepreneurship
Ignacio Aguirre is on a mission to use his creative talents to build games that teach young people about money. In this podcast, Ignacio shares his entrepreneurial journey, the inspiration for his "big idea" and how his start-up combines three of his interests. You will also hear how he uses his time with students to gather feedback so he can continuously iterate on his games. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~1:11 Introduction 1:11~7:03 Igancio’s background and first investments 7:03~8:38...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Merve Lapus of Common Sense Education

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Mar 29, 2019
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Podcasts
As Senior Director of Education and Outreach, Merve leads Common Sense Education's efforts to improve digital citizenship for students in the tens of thousands of schools they serve. He describes the resources that Common Sense provides to support educators in this area and others, including a robust set of edtech reviews. On a personal note, Merve shares the story of this father's entrepreneurial journey which inspired him while also developing his work ethic. Enjoy! Details: 0:00~1:27...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Mike Sheffer, Director of Education at FoolProof

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Mar 22, 2019
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Podcasts
One of the leading online personal finance curriculum, FoolProof currently reaches hundreds of thousands of middle and high school students across the United States. As Director of Education since the early days, Mike shares with us why he is so passionate about financial education, FoolProof's origin story (spoiler alert: a leading news anchor played a big role), and its evolution over the years. He also describes he philosophy that underpins the curriculum and how it educates students to be...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Mike McQuarrie, Headmaster at Erskine Academy (Maine)

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Mar 15, 2019
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Podcasts, Advocacy
In this installment of the NGPF Podcast, Mike McQuarrie describes how Erskine Academy in South China, Maine has created a three course sequence to boost college and career readiness. Providing a strong foundation in personal finance education has ensured that Erskine, an independent school, will succeed in the competition for students. He also describes the close collaboration between the counseling department and teachers which ensures that the curriculum is meeting the needs of the students....

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Deb Janke, A School Leader Passionate About Financial Education

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Mar 01, 2019
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Podcasts, Advocacy, Personal Finance, Tips for Teachers
I reached out to our FinLit Fanatics group recently requesting names of administrators who "get it" when it comes to financial education. I heard from a teacher at Lomira High School (WI) who recommended her principal, Deb Janke, who has been "super supportive in my quest of making our financial literacy courses effective!" In this podcast, Deb shares the process her school went through to ensure that all students took a personal finance course before they graduated as well as the benefits...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Arun Rao, CEO and Co-Founder of Starbutter

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Feb 22, 2019
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Podcasts
Details: 0:00~1:29 Introduction 1:29~3:49 Arun’s background 3:49~4:40 Life as a 6th-grade teacher 4:40~8:05 Bringing money into the classroom 8:05~9:30 Transition to bond trading 9:30~12:17 Habits picked up from mentors 12:17~14:56 The complexities of the bond market 14:56~18:33 Arun’s entrepreneurial journey 18:33~20:16 Using AI to optimize financial needs 20:16~20:43 A word from NGPF 20:43~25:34 Virtual assistants and what they can do 25:34~27:58 Robo-investors and 401(k)s...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Social Entrepreneur Marcy Reyes of the Financial Literacy Youth Initiative (FLY)

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Feb 15, 2019
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Podcasts, Financial Literacy
Driven to serve others by educating them to become financially capable, Marcy Reyes has found several ways to accomplish this mission. She teaches at Rhode Island College while also leading a non-profit that she founded to support high school students. Oh, all this while holding down a full-time job with a health insurer. She is clearly someone motivated to serve others by teaching them valuable skills about managing their money. In this podcast, you will hear Marcy share her story and the...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to NASFAA President and CEO Justin Draeger About College Financial Aid

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Feb 08, 2019
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Podcasts, Paying for College
It was fun checking in with Justin Draeger, who leads the largest association supporting college financial aid officers. Justin last appeared on the podcast about three years which meant we had a lot of catching up to do. Listen to Justin describe what has changed as well as what hasn't in that interval. He discusses innovation in higher ed, the push for more transparency in award letters and the current regulatory environment in the highly regulated financial aid field. Enjoy! Details:...