Category: Podcasts

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Investor and Educator Paul Merriman

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Nov 09, 2018
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Podcasts, Investing, Index Funds
  Paul’s passion for educating others about investing stems from his encounters with people who believed they couldn’t do it themselves. As a successful financial advisor, Paul had an unorthodox strategy to grow his business. He wanted to educate his clients so well that they would no longer need his services (and put him out of business). Needless to say, word of mouth spread about this incredible educator/financial advisor which ultimately led to a successful sale of his...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Money Coach Whitney Hansen

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Nov 02, 2018
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Podcasts, Personal Finance, Behavioral Finance
  Since graduating from the school of hard knocks, Whitney Hansen turned her hobby into her full-time “jobby.” After paying off $33,000 in student debt in just one year, she sought to help others achieve their financial goals by relearning how to be fiscally responsible by living within their means. Whitney will take you through her entrepreneurial journey and provide insights on how she is able to coach her clients to change their financial behaviors for the better. Listen to...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Financial Diaries Co-Author Rachel Schneider

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Oct 26, 2018
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Podcasts, Personal Finance, Current Events, Teaching Strategies
In Financial Diaries, Rachel Schneider digs under the surface and really gets into the nitty-gritty of American's financial lives including their hopes, dreams and struggles. Her poignant stories, including one about a family whose Sunday night meetings help them figure out what bills they can pay that week, will give you a deeper appreciation of what financial insecurity feels like. Financial Diaries laid bare the fact that a high percentage of Americans have challenges predicting...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Financial Writer and Analyst Nick Maggiulli of Ritholtz Wealth Management

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Oct 19, 2018
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Podcasts, Investing, Index Funds, Economics
Nick Maggiulli of Ritholtz Wealth Management writes a blog, Of Dollars and Data, which combines his love of markets with his gift for writing about finance in interesting ways. He makes difficult financial concepts more approachable to the masses using anecdotes and analogies that even finance newbies can understand. Yet, his blog also draws in finance experts who find value in his thought-provoking analysis. I’ve cited quite a few of his articles in the NGPF blog, and I...

Podcast episodes with founders of Instagram, Spotify and Slack for your budding entrepreneurs

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Oct 15, 2018
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Entrepreneurship, Podcasts
I started business school with my mind set on getting a job at an investment firm. I really enjoyed investing in stocks for my own personal account and thought how cool it would be to do that for a living (It only took a year in that role to dispel that notion). The most popular club on campus, however, was not the Investment Club but rather than the Entrepreneurship Club which also drew me in. What made the club so appealing? The guests. Founders of companies large and small came to campus from...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Gwen Tulin and Victoria Golden of Brain Arts Production (Chicago, IL)

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Oct 12, 2018
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Podcasts, Tips for Teachers, Personal Finance, Activities
Brain Arts Production is the brainchild—pun intended—of Gwen Tulin and Victoria Golden, who have a passion for using the dramatic arts to educate young people about money. This Chicago-based nonprofit has a mission to help students build financial literacy skills through the creative method of learning by doing. The organization teaches students money skills through projects such as pitching a business in a Shark Tank scenarios or staying on budget while producing a short film. Gwen...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Financial Writer Morgan Housel

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Oct 05, 2018
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Podcasts, Investing, Stocks, Research
Read a Morgan Housel blog post and you'll get an engaging yarn, an analogy that simplifies a complex financial topic, and perhaps even a history lesson or in-depth look at the behavioral tics that make us human. Having graduated just prior to the Great Recession, Morgan cut his teeth at the Motley Fool prior to his recent gig as a partner at the Collaborative Fund, a venture capital firm. He’s written over 3,000 articles in the past decade, and he’s amassed quite the Millennial...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Cindi Witt of Unison Credit Union (WI)

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Sep 28, 2018
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Podcasts, Personal Finance
  Many credit unions across the country work hard to improve the financial capability of the communities they work in. Today you will hear about a credit union employee making a difference in Wisconsin.  As the Community Relations Coordinator at Unison Credit Union, Cindi Witt has been instrumental in equipping community members with the essential financial skills they need to thrive. She offers some pointers to teachers on what it takes to launch a successful financial...

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...