Category: Podcasts

NGPF Podcast: Jenny Nicholson of McKinney on creating award-winning NGPF Arcade Games

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Sep 18, 2020
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Podcasts, Behavioral Finance, Ethics, Teaching Strategies
If you have ever enjoyed games in the NGPF Arcade, you experienced the creative genius of Jenny Nicholson and her amazing team at McKinney. The NGPF-McKinney partnership is now going on 3 years and the games created have delighted millions of high school students. So sit back and get the "inside scoop" on Jenny's creative process, what she hopes to achieve through these games and the engagement tactics she and the game designers use to "hook" the students. You might also learn about the new...

Introducing: My Classroom Podcast Series

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Sep 16, 2020
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Podcasts, Teaching Remotely, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers
This school year is like no other. Teachers across the nation are educating students in many different learning environments and are adapting their lessons and teaching strategies to best meet the needs of their students.    NGPF’s My Classroom is a 10-15 minute weekly podcast series that will follow the lives and classrooms of four rock star teachers.  Each one is from a different area of the country, a different type of school, and currently teaching in a different...

NGPF Podcast: The Math Summer Team Introduces the Math Collection

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Sep 11, 2020
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Podcasts
On this special edition podcast, NGPF Team Member Abby Alcala and NGPF Fellow Tara Kelley (Harwood Union High School) introduce NGPF's new Math Collection. Abby and Tara discuss what they wanted to accomplish with the Math Collection, what teachers can expect from it, and the creative process behind the scenes in order to produce this great resource. (Huge shout out goes out to the entire Math Summer Team, which consists of Abby Alcala, Tara Kelley and JaRhondaLynn Cameron!) Details:...

NGPF Podcast: Morgan Housel discusses his new book "The Psychology of Money"

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Sep 11, 2020
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Podcasts, Behavioral Finance, Investing, Index Funds
Morgan Housel is back for an encore performance on the NGPF Podcast to talk about his new book, The Psychology of Money. Morgan has that rare talent of making financial lessons memorable through incredible storytelling that weaves in history, psychology, sociology and even medicine. In fact, his book is a compilation of 19 of his favorite stories. Listen to this podcast and learn about his creative process, his favorite stories and the money lessons they teach and COVID-19's long-term impact on...

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

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Sep 04, 2020
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Podcasts, Paying for College, Student Loans
We welcomed the NY Times columnist Ron Lieber to the NGPF Speaker Series on August 28, 2020 to share details about his forthcoming book (expected Jan. 2021), The Price You Pay for College. In this conversation, Ron describes the reasons students go to college and what factors determine the price that students and their families pay for it. You will learn about valuable online tools and resources to help you answer that all important question too. Finally, he shares his perspective on the impact...

NGPF Podcast: Lexington High School (MA) students Vidula and Angie on advocating for financial education

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Aug 28, 2020
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Podcasts, Advocacy
Student voice is critical when it comes to increasing access to financial education. Angie Leung and Vidula Mannem share their advocacy journey in this NGPF podcast. Their focus is on ensuring that any financial education must include behavioral finance since knowledge is not enough when it comes to money. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~2:00 Introduction 2:00~3:36 Vidula’s experience with money and her school’s Economic and Finance Club 3:36~5:23 How Angie learned about personal...

NGPF Podcast: Sitara Nieves and Jed Kim discuss Marketplace's new podcast for kids, Million Bazillion

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Aug 22, 2020
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Podcasts
When the Marketplace team floated the idea of a podcast for kids about money about a year ago, I loved it. I listened to the first pilot episodes with my kids and it sparked some great family conversations so I jumped at the opportunity to provide seed funding for this project. Now five weeks into launch, Million Bazillion, has rocketed to the top of the charts for Family and Kids podcasts on iTunes. Thanks to Sitara Nieves, Executive Director of On-Demand at Marketplace and Jed Kim, host of...

NGPF Podcast: Jack Gecawich on the dangers of apps that "gamify" investing

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Aug 14, 2020
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Podcasts, Investing, Stocks
Jack is a repeat guest on the podcast. He's currently a student at East Greenwich High School in Rhode Island. When we last spoke with Jack earlier this year he was advocating for financial education alongside Treasurer Magaziner. In this podcast, Jack discusses his work this summer leading a group of students through a series of investing lessons. Well, that's what I thought we were going to talk about. Instead our conversation took a detour as we talked about the speculative nature of today's...

NGPF Podcast: Mark Salisbury of TuitionFit on increasing transparency of college pricing

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Aug 09, 2020
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Podcasts, Paying for College
Let's face it, figuring out how much a college costs is an incredibly opaque process that most don't discover until that aid award letter arrives sometime in April. Mark Salisbury was all too familiar with that process as an admissions officer where he worked directly with families trying to figure out this out. He knew there had to be a better way which led him to found TuitionFit. Hear the journey that Mark has taken as an entrepreneur while also learning more about the cost of college and...

NGPF Podcast: Erin Lowry, Author of Broke Millennial

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Aug 01, 2020
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Podcasts, Personal Finance
Erin shares her passion for financial education, what led her to write a book and the importance of storytelling to engage young people to take action with their finances. Enjoy! Details: 0:00~0:06 Introduction 0:06~0:46 The kind of work Erin does 0:46~3:54 Early money lessons 3:54~6:35 Working a variety of jobs growing up 6:35~8:12 Starting a blog 8:12~10:26 The breakthrough moment 10:26~12:23 Writing Broke Millennial  12:23~14:40 Working during the pandemic 14:40~17:50 How Erin is...

NGPF Podcast: Author Eric Tyson shares strategies to help families figure out the college finance puzzle

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Jul 24, 2020
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Podcasts, Paying for College
  Thanks to Eric Tyson for returning to the NGPF podcast to discuss his new book, Paying for College for Dummies. You might remember Eric from an earlier podcast episode where our focus was on personal finance and investing. He has taken on this new challenge of explaining how the college financial aid process works in ways that we can all understand. Now that is an admirable undertaking given its opacity! In this podcast, Eric shares common misconceptions that people have about financial...

NGPF Speaker Series: Ryan Craig and Eric Tyson Discuss Innovative Alternatives To College

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Jul 24, 2020
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Podcasts, Entrepreneurship, Employment, Paying for College
The NGPF Community was fortunate to have an amazing set of speakers this week for our latest installment of the NGPF Speaker Series. Venture Investor Ryan Craig joined personal finance guru Eric Tyson to discuss both alternatives to college and for those choosing the college pathway, strategies to keep the cost of that degree to a minimum.    Here's some of the feedback from the teachers who attended the live event: "Incredibly eye-opening session about alternatives to colleges."...

NGPF Podcast: Stuart Draper and Brian Bean of Stukent on "real-ifying" financial education

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Jul 17, 2020
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Podcasts, Personal Finance
Note: This podcast was taped earlier this year prior to Covid-19.  Thanks to Stuart and Brian (a repeat guest on the NGPF Podcast) for sharing details about their respective entrepreneurial journeys and their Mimic Personal Finance platform. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~1:15 Introduction 1:15~1:56 What Brian and Stuart do at Stukent 1:56~3:27 Changes since Brian was last on the NGPF podcast 3:27~5:10 What Stuart saw in Brian’s classroom economy 5:10~8:05 How Mimic Personal Finance...

Million Bazillion, a kid's podcast about money, to launch on July 21st

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Jul 15, 2020
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New Products, Podcasts
NGPF is excited to support the latest podcast from Marketplace. Million Bazillion will engage, enlighten and educate as host Jed Kim answers those tricky questions that kids have about money. Early episodes include these topics: Who invented money? How might you get your parents to agree to buy something you want? How do advertisers make you want what they’re selling — and how do you take your brain back?  And why do things like pizza cost what they do? I got...

NGPF Podcast: Dr. Ashley Bowers on the cross-curricular opportunities with personal finance

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Jul 10, 2020
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Podcasts, Teaching Strategies
Details: 0:00~1:24 Introduction 1:24~3:25 On teaching junior English 3:25~4:41 Early money lessons  4:41~6:51 Working at a grocery store and then working as a bank teller   6:51~10:46 Source of passion for personal finance    10:46~12:02 Tips for paying off debt and budgeting  12:02~15:08 Pitfalls of "buy now" and "pay later" 15:08~19:35 Teaching “net worth” and using Mimic Personal Finance 19:35~19:56 A word from NGPF 19:56~23:32 Breaking down...