Category: Podcasts

NGPF Podcast: Patrick Geddes discusses his book Transparent Investing

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Jan 21, 2022
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Podcasts, Investing, Stocks
In this NGPF Podcast, Patrick Geddes shares insights from a career in the world of investments. After a stint as the first research manager at Morningstar, he co-founded Aperio, a firm focused on customized indexing, which he recently sold to BlackRock. For the next chapter in his life, Patrick has written a book, Transparent Investing, designed to empower people with the information they need to make better investment decisions. Patrick and I discuss highlights from his book, including the...

NGPF Podcast: Kerri Herrild discusses the Giving Project

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Jan 14, 2022
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Podcasts, Generosity
It was awesome to catch up with NGPF Fellow Kerri Herrild of De Pere High School (Wisconsin) who discussed her Giving Project with us. Kerri shares her story on why this concept of "giving back" is so important to her. We go in-depth to learn how she brings philanthropy to her students in a tangible way. You will learn how her students react to this opportunity to research and donate to a cause that matters to them. You will not only walk away inspired by Kerri but with a concrete set of...

Podcasts in the Classroom - Holiday Shopping: Boom or Bust?

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Jan 10, 2022
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Podcasts
This series is designed to bring together a variety of shorter, readily available podcasts to introduce a topic from recent headlines and inspire discussion Towards the end of last year, we created a Podcasts in the Classroom blog post on the holiday shopping spree. In this post, we look back at how retailers and consumers fared during the holiday shopping season.  Here are some 2-4 minute Marketplace podcasts discussing these headlines. 12/27 Marketplace Holiday sales boosted by fear of...

NGPF Podcast (CLASSIC): Mark Salisbury of Tuition Fit on increasing transparency on the cost of college

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Jan 07, 2022
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Podcasts, Paying for College
  As high school seniors prepare to receive their financial aid award letters letters later this spring, we thought this popular podcast from Mark Salisbury in 2020 would prepare educators and counselors for the conversations and questions. In addition to listening to this podcast, you will want to participate in an upcoming 3-part PD series that Mark will be hosting, College Pricing Explained: Reality Behind the Curtain. Find out more and register for this FREE! series which starts on...

NGPF Podcast: Ted Benna on the past, present and future of the 401(k)

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Jan 02, 2022
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Podcasts, Investing
I had fun reconnecting with Ted Benna, the Father of the 401(k), four years after his last guest appearance on the NGPF Podcast. He's been a busy guy since then, writing a book (401(k) 40 Years Later), updated another (401(k) for Dummies), advised start-ups and worked with small businesses to help them develop high quality, low-cost retirement plans for their employees. In this podcast, you will hear Ted's fascinating perspective on the 401(k) market as it has grown to $15 trillion in assets....

NGPF Podcast: Soraya Alexander of Classy on how the pandemic changed how Americans give to charity

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Dec 23, 2021
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Podcasts, Generosity
  As has been said before, the pandemic has brought the future forward and accelerated trends in so many industries, including philanthropy. In this NGPF podcast, you will hear from Soraya Alexander, the COO of Classy. She shares insights from their recent 2021 report on Why America Gives. Listen and learn more about how individuals shifted more of their giving online which makes it important for non-profits to make that checkout process as frictionless as possible (sound familiar to those...

My Classroom Podcast: Dr. Greenfeld and the Modern Classroom Project

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Dec 21, 2021
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Podcasts, Teaching Strategies
My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. Every couple of weeks we speak with different teachers who share timely tips, resources, and teaching strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom. Click here to subscribe and receive each podcast, as well as our questions of the day, Fin Cap Friday, Interactive Wednesdays, and much more. This week, we welcome Dr. Greenfeld, who teaches Aerospace Engineering, Principles of Engineering,...

NGPF Podcast: Mary Rossi on creative approaches to financial empowerment

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Dec 17, 2021
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Podcasts, Entrepreneurship
Mary Rossi brings an enthusiasm and passion to her role as Director of Financial Inclusion and U.S. Partnerships at the Global Thinking Foundation (GTF). Her financial empowerment workshops focus on students in fields such as acting, education, architecture, or social work. She also shares her plans to bring creative concepts that have worked in GTF's European offices to the United States. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~1:13 Introduction 1:13~3:03 Role at Global Thinking USA 3:03~5:24 Experience...

NGPF Best of 2021: Podcasts

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Dec 14, 2021
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Podcasts, Investing, Paying for College, Stocks, Index Funds
Thanks to the amazing guests who joined me on the NGPF Podcast this year. From former NFL Players to best selling authors to entrepreneurs to a millionaire custodian, the thread that connects this group is a passion for financial education. I hope that you enjoy these conversations as much as I did.  Tim and Yanely Talk GameStop  Mark Salisbury of TuitionFit on creating transparency with college pricing Former NFL player Ryan Harris on how financial education changes lives Jeff York...

NGPF Podcast: Rick Ferri on his journey from stock broker to financial consultant

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Dec 10, 2021
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Podcasts, Investing, Index Funds
 Enjoy this conversation with Rick Ferri who shares his experience in financial services over the past 30 years. Rick started as a stock broker then went on to an asset management firm and now is a financial consultant (with a 6 month waiting list!) He discusses the motivation behind these moves and why he thinks providing financial advice on an hourly basis is the optimal model. You will also learn about a popular personal finance Q&A forum at Bogleheads.org where Rick plays a...

My Classroom Podcast: The Approach of Social Studies Educators When Teaching Personal Finance

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Dec 07, 2021
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Advocacy, Podcasts
My Classroom is a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of teachers. Every couple of weeks we speak with different teachers who share timely tips, resources, and teaching strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom. This week, we welcome Shawn Healy, Jim O’Connor, and Kimberly Huffman. They will share the approach they take, and the approach of other social studies educators when teaching personal finance. And they do a great job sharing the...

NGPF Podcast: Dan Sheeks on using Financial Independence (FI) as hook to engage students

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Dec 03, 2021
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Podcasts, Investing, Entrepreneurship
Dan Sheeks is a busy guy. As if being a high school personal teacher isn't all consuming enough, he is both a real estate investor and a founder of an online community. That community, SheeksFreaks, is made up of young people interested in strategies to gain financial independence. Dan is also an author of a new book, First to a Million. Listen to the podcast and complete this form and could be one of the first 100 educators to receive a FREE copy of his book. Enjoy!  Details:...

NGPF Podcast: Robin Wigglesworth, author of Trillions: How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund and Changed Finance Forever

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Nov 26, 2021
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Podcasts, Investing, Index Funds, Stocks
Robin Wigglesworth has done the impossible...he's written a book about index funds that, once you get started, you won't be able to put down. The index fund product itself may not be compelling, but the characters that Wigglesworth describes certainly are. He traces the growth of index funds and how they moved from a concept developed by academics to how they became the leading investment choice for mutual fund investors. Enjoy!  Special opportunity for teachers with NGPF accounts: Listen...

My Classroom Podcast Special Edition: The Two Cents Couple

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Nov 23, 2021
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Podcasts, Video Resource
Welcome to a Special Edition of My Classroom, a short NGPF podcast series devoted to supporting the efforts of educators. We typically speak with classroom teachers who share timely tips, resources, and teaching strategies that can be implemented immediately into the classroom.  However, we couldn’t pass up on the opportunity of sharing a recording of our Speaker Series with Philip Olson and Julia Lorenz-Olson, the Two Cents couple.  Two Cents is released weekly on PBS and are...

NGPF Podcast: John Rekenthaler of Morningstar on how mutual fund investing has changed in past three decades

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Nov 19, 2021
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Podcasts, Investing, Mutual Funds, Index Funds
  With more than three decades in research at Morningstar, John Rekenthaler has had a front row seat to the tectonic shifts in the mutual fund business. During his career, John has seen the industry go from one dominated by actively managed funds (e.g., Fidelity's Magellan fund) to one where index funds now hold more than 50% of fund assets. We reminisce about John's early days of Morningstar where one could leaf through binders with information on hundreds of funds (yes, I relied on...