Category: Podcasts

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Author and Blogger Jonathan Clements

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Sep 21, 2018
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Podcasts, Index Funds, Investing, Behavioral Finance
Jonathan Clements is no stranger to the NGPF podcast (here and here), and he’s back to introduce his newest book, From Here to Financial Happiness: Enrich Your Life in Just 77 Days. This book elicits active participation from the reader from day one of their financial journey until the last. Readers will answer 31 questions in their quest for financial happiness including such toughies as... If money were no object, what would you change about your life AND When was the last time you...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Author Brandon Brumage

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Sep 14, 2018
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Podcasts, Personal Finance, Budgeting
  Brandon Brumage came into personal finance the way most people do: he made a few mistakes before having that “aha” moment and wondering, “Why didn’t I learn this stuff sooner?” That question inspired his inner journalist to write a book about the financial trials and triumphs he learned growing up. With his book, Brandon hopes that his words of wisdom will help students prepare for the rest of their financial lives. From discovering how to be mindful about...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Financial Blogger Tadas Viskanta

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Sep 07, 2018
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Podcasts, Investing
To listen to this podcast, click here.  If you read the NGPF Blog then you have benefited from the handiwork of Tadas Viskanta and his blog Abnormal Returns. Having logged over 10,000 hours curating the best the web has to offer in finance news and research, Tadas offers up sound advice on how WE should be reading the financial press (hint: ignore the pundits spouting predictions). What's new in investment research? How will Fidelity's zero-fee index funds change the investing landscape?...

NGPF Podcast: Tim's Back to School Conversation with Amazing Educator Brian Page (Reading, Ohio)

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Aug 31, 2018
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Podcasts
As the start of the new school year approaches, here is this week’s podcast on how one enthusiastic teacher spent his summer preparing curriculum and new teaching strategies to start the 2018-2019 school year on the right foot. Brian Page, a Passionate (that's with a capital P) NGPF Fellow, teaches at Reading High School in Ohio and this marks his third appearance on the NGPF Podcast. He shares how he both led and attended professional development sessions this summer that modeled...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to SecureFutures CEO Brenda Campbell

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Aug 24, 2018
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Podcasts
Brenda Campbell has played a pivotal role in developing SecureFuture's financial education programs that now serve thousands of youth in Wisconsin. Yet she continues to tinker to make her programs even better. Listen to Brenda as she describes how the model has evolved from in-class school programs to new initiatives like Money Coach. Her programs have achieved the holy grail for all financial education: positive and long-lasting behavioral change with her students. Her passion for the cause of...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Tireless Advocate and Educator Tiffany Zachmeier

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Aug 17, 2018
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Podcasts, Financial Literacy, Teaching Strategies, Advocacy
  Tiffany Zachmeier has greatly expanded the financial education efforts at Bay Federal Credit Union in Santa Cruz, California. What she and her credit union have accomplished in a little over a decade is nothing short of amazing. Since 2005, their program has reached over 20,000 people  in 1,000 workshops delivered at local schools, employers and non-profits in the community. As the BayFed CEO noted: "Tiffany has truly helped make a real difference in the financial lives of those in...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks With Andy Davidson About Math's Role In Building Financial Capability

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Aug 10, 2018
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Podcasts, Math
Andy Davidson spent much of his career on Wall Street and saw first-hand what happens when consumers lack basic financial skills.  What he saw inspired him to create a course that teaches personal finance through mathematics. And thus, FiCycle was born! Hear how he describes the rationale behind the three pillars of his curriculum, the importance of scaffolding and what this entrepreneur has learned along the way. Listen closely as Andy espouses the virtues of bringing more math into your...

Digging Deeper: Tying the Knot--Millennials Tie Up the Financials First

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Aug 06, 2018
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Personal Finance, Budgeting, Behavioral Finance, Podcasts
A recent New York Times article went into depth as to why millennials are postponing marriage. The median age for marriage is now at 29 for men and 27.4 for women, up from 23 and 20.8 in 1970.  For those interviewed for the article, financial stability, being established in careers, and enjoying a variety of life experiences were important milestones to reach before marrying.  “People are not postponing marriage because they care about marriage less, but because they care about...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To 403(b) Crusader Steve Schullo

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Aug 03, 2018
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Podcasts, Retirement, Investing, Stocks, Index Funds
  Ten years into his retirement, former LAUSD elementary school teacher and author Steve Schullo is still fighting the good fight for teacher retirement plans. This go-getter shares the insights from his teaching career and his passion to fix the current 403(b) mess. As the author of Late Bloomer Millionaire, you will learn how Steve's savings and investing plan helped him achieve a healthy nest egg. Listeners will also learn why he wrote Fighting Powerful Interests and the changes he...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Passionate Educator and Advocate, Steve Kautz

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Jul 27, 2018
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Podcasts, Advocacy
  I met Steve at the recent Maine JumpStart conference earlier this year. His workshop on how to build a successful personal finance program at your school described the importance of advocacy, passion for the subject with a bit of marketing advice thrown in for good measure. Steve was kind enough to share these insights in this podcast. What becomes clear in our conversation is how Steve has gone above and beyond to provide his students top notch instruction in life and money management....

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Canada's Youngest Retirees Bryce Leung and Kristy Shen

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Jul 20, 2018
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Podcasts, Investing, Budgeting, Behavioral Finance
  What is Bryce Leung and Kristy Shen's claim to fame? This couple holds the Canadian record in for retiring at the ripe, young age of 31! A few years into their careers as engineers, they reconsidered their lifestyle and strategically saved more so they could "live the dream" and retire early. So what are they doing now? Fulfilling their dreams in lands less traveled while living off their nest egg. Oh and their blog, Millennial Revolution, is spreading like fire among the F.I.R.E....

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Banksgiving Founder Chris Banks

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Jul 13, 2018
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Podcasts, Budgeting
  Chris Banks transformed his struggle into a full-time passion project, and so Banksgiving was founded. His non-profit focuses on providing meaningful and comprehensive financial education to youth in Philadelphia. Listening to Chris in this podcast will make clear how he connects with kids and brings his unique life experiences to hook them. While still in its early years, Banksgiving has already made significant progress in providing young people with financial skills they need to...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Maggie Robles About Creating a Successful Financial Math Program at Centennial High School (CA)

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Jul 06, 2018
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Podcasts, Math, Teaching Strategies, Advocacy
Maggie Roble’s students at Centennial High School in Corona, California asked relentlessly why there was no class on practical, financial math they could use outside of classroom. She decided to change things for the better and built a math class from the ground up that would provide her students with those "real-life" skills. She clearly built something the students love? Since the program’s inception just two years ago, she has increased the number of students in her program from...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to JL Collins About Financial Independence and Investing

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Jun 29, 2018
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Podcasts, Index Funds, Investing, Budgeting, Behavioral Finance
It started out innocently enough...he wanted to write letters of financial advice to his daughter. J.L. Collins never imagined that his blog would become a favorite source for the financial independence movement. His knack for storytelling and simplifying complex topics has boosted his blog popularity to over two million pageviews per year and convinced him to write a book, The Simple Path to Wealth. Hear how this proponent of index investing (his Stock Series is a must read for those who...

Podcast Review: The Indicator from Planet Money

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Jun 26, 2018
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Podcasts, Employment, Investing, Professional Development
I had an hour long drive and wanted to try a new podcast: The Indicator. Here's what I liked about it: Duration: It's short at 10 minutes  Topical: Lots of content that would interest a personal finance teacher Format: The two podcasters (Stacey Vanek Smith and Cardiff Garcia) have great rapport and make it entertaining. I also like the data that they share to buttress their key points. It will help me come up with good Questions of Day.  Frequency: it's daily so you have lots of...