Category: Podcasts

NGPF Podcast: NGPF Fellows Brian Page and Amanda Volz share tips on teaching remotely

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Mar 27, 2020
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Podcasts, Teaching Strategies
Thanks to Brian Page and Amanda Volz for taping this podcast earlier this week. With the shift to online learning, I wanted these master teachers to share their early experiences with students in an online environment (Brian) and their favorite tech tools (Amanda) to ease that transition. Enjoy!   Details: 0:00~1:29 Introduction 1:29~2:48 Status at school  2:48~6:58 Brian’s tips to prepare for remote learning 6:58~10:19 Amanda’s must-have tech tools 10:19~11:59 Quizziz...

NGPF Podcast from the Archives: Charlie Ellis on the indexing revolution

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Mar 20, 2020
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Podcasts, Investing
The markets are in bear territory and panic has hit Wall Street and Main Street. I thought it was time to bring back this podcast from Charlie Ellis who is a voice of reason with a great historical understanding of the markets. Enjoy! ------------------ Released on June 1, 2018   Harvard Business School professor, founder of influential investment consultant Greenwich Associates, chair of Yale University investment committee (top performing endowment led by David Swenson), director at...

NGPF Podcast: Jonathan Clements says "carry on" while the markets turn bearish

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Mar 13, 2020
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Podcasts, Investing, Index Funds
It's advice my Dad would have appreciated as he would have seen this British war poster, "Keep Calm and Carry On," as a child during WWII.  Jonathan and I had this conversation on Monday (the 9th) which now seems like eons ago. We pulled this together on short notice because I wanted listeners to get Jonathan's perspective on the recent market tumult. We discuss circuit breakers, oil markets, bear markets, investor psychology and what an investor should do in these uncertain times. I also...

NGPF Podcast: Lazetta Braxton discusses her "financial planning for the rest of us" model

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Mar 06, 2020
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Podcasts, Investing, Budgeting
Lazetta Braxton thinks about financial planning a little bit differently than most other practitioners. She shares how she developed her missionary zeal to provide financial planning services to those who are often forgotten or not well served by the current commission-based models. She provides some tips on how she motivates people to budget as well as how she's developing her daughter's financial capabilities. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~1:44 Introduction 1:44~3:41 Early money lessons...

NGPF Podcast: Teresa Pelletier describes Fidelity's investments in financial education

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Feb 28, 2020
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Podcasts, Personal Finance, Teaching Strategies
Many know Fidelity as the investing behemoth with 8.3 trillion in assets (source). Yet, if you are an educator in a market where Fidelity has a significant presence, you probably also know them for the excellent PD workshops that they organize. In this podcast, Teresa Pelletier, the senior director of community relations at Fidelity, describes the many programs that Fidelity has to improve financial education in the U.S.. You will learn about the thousands of Fidelity team members who volunteer...

NGPF Podcast: Rob Massimi on the benefits of incorporating personal finance into economics

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Feb 21, 2020
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Economics, Podcasts, Teaching Strategies, Activity
Rob Massimi is one of those teachers that we all remember from high school. High energy, creative, humorous and someone who believes in giving his students agency to drive their own learning. In this podcast, Rob, an Economics teacher at Bronx High School of Science, describes his favorite activity, the Wheat Market game, shares his students' anxieties about money and highlights his approach to teaching investing. It's clear that he's created an Econ course that his students will remember....

NGPF Podcast: Author Roger Lowenstein discusses Warren Buffett, the subject of his book, The Making of An American Capitalist

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Feb 14, 2020
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Podcasts, Investing, Index Funds
  The book, The Making of An American Capitalist, may be 25 years old but the subject, Warren Buffett, remains a fascinating character today. In this podcast. Roger shares what he discovered through his exhaustive research on Buffett which included conversations with neighbors in Omaha, college classmates and his early investors. You will learn about Buffett's habits, his talents and the characteristics of the businesses he invests in. With the gift of time, Roger also provides his...

NGPF Podcast: Dr. John Lim on why he wrote a finance book for his kids

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Feb 07, 2020
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Podcasts, Personal Finance
I know you'll enjoy this conversation with Dr. John Lim, a radiologist so passionate about financial education that he got up at 5:30am to write a book to teach his kids about money. Find out about John's laws of finance and how he took this complex topic and made it digestible.    Details: 0:00~1:50 Introduction 1:50~4:03 Early money lessons 4:03~5:57 Motivation for learning about personal finance 5:57~8:43 Role of trustees 8:43~10:44 Burn-outs in medicine 10:44~13:08 Starting to...

NGPF Podcast: Camilo Maldonado discusses his personal finance website, Finance Twins

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Jan 31, 2020
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Entrepreneurship, Podcasts, Personal Finance
This week on the podcast you will hear the inspiring story of an entrepreneur with grit, determination and talent. Hear how Camilo overcame childhood challenges to attend the most elite universities and his motivation to start a personal finance site to educate others. Enjoy! Details: 0:00~1:40 Introduction 1:40~5:53 Early money lessons 5:53~8:34 Growing up in a motivated family 8:34~11:36 Experiencing college life at UPenn 11:36~14:52 Working at JP Morgan  14:52~17:47 Learning about...

NGPF Podcast: Educator Rob Phelan on the joys of entrepreneurship

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Jan 24, 2020
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Podcasts, Entrepreneurship
You get the sense after talking to Rob Phelan that he must thrive on little sleep. As you'll discover in this podcast, he has quite a few "side hustles" beyond his full-time teaching job at Catoctin High School (Maryland). Our conversation touches on entrepreneurship, the F.I.R.E.(Financial Independence, Retire Early) movement, his favorite activities in the classroom and the philosophy behind the curriculum that he is developing. Listen intently to his "scorecard" concept which emphasizes...

NGPF Podcast: How the Arcade Game PAYBACK prepared me for college: Reflections from 5 of the National Winners of the NGPF PAYBACK Challenge Essay Contest

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Jan 17, 2020
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Parent Conversations, Podcasts, Contest Previous
In this NGPF podcast two part series, you will hear from 11 inspiring high schoolers from across the U.S. who were the national winners of the PAYBACK Challenge essay contest. Each will receive $5,000 towards their educational expenses. Each shared what they learned from paying PAYBACK, how it has impacted their college plans and the importance of personal finance in their lives. Student voice matters and these students certainly providing convincing evidence of the benefit of personal...

NGPF Podcasts: Demetria Gallegos of WSJ on 9 Myths About Credit Scores

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Jan 10, 2020
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Credit Scores, Podcasts
Everything you ever wanted to learn about credit scores and more. Discover the myths, the realities and ways that you can improve your credit score in this informative podcast with Demetria Gallegos of the Wall Street Journal. Enjoy!    Details: 0:00~1:28 Introduction 1:28~6:10 Utilizing a Roth IRA 6:10~9:05 Learning about money growing up  9:05~11:47 Financial lessons learned from raising children 11:47~14:14 Myths about credit scores 14:14~15:08 Using a secured credit card...

NGPF Podcast: Anisha Reddy, a high schooler on a mission to improve financial capability

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Jan 03, 2020
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Advocacy, Podcasts, Personal Finance
What an inspiring conversation with social entrepreneur, Anisha Reddy! Anisha was featured in a local newspaper for starting a financial education non-profit and on this podcast you will hear about her journey. She will discuss her earliest start-up ventures, why she cares so much about financial education and why every student needs to learn how to manage their money. Student voice is such a powerful force and Anisha eloquently makes the case for Mission: 2030 which envisions a world where all...

Best of 2019...Most Popular NGPF Resources

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Jan 02, 2020
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Activities, Question of the Day, FinCap Friday, Podcasts, Interactive
We've been posting "Best of 2019 Lists" over the holiday period. In case you missed them, here are links to the posts that list the most popular NGPF resources in each of these categories. Here's to hoping you find some gems here that you can use when classes start up again. Envelopes please... Question of the Day Arcade Games and Interactive Library Product Releases [summary of all of the new NGPF resources developed in 2019] Unit Pages FinCap Fridays Podcasts ----------------- Thank you to...

NGPF Podcast: Todd Hoadley on how engagement with the business community led to a personal finance requirement

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Dec 27, 2019
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Advocacy, Podcasts, Personal Finance
As a superintendent of Dublin City Schools (OH), Todd Hoadley focused on developing students who are both college and career ready. His engagement with the business community impressed upon him the importance of financial education. Listen to this podcast to hear how Todd led the efforts in his district where every student takes a personal finance class before they graduate.  Details: 0:00~2:02 Introduction 2:02~3:10 Todd’s role and the district he works in   3:10~7:43 The...