Category: Podcasts

NGPF Podcast: Greg Carson: the personal finance teacher who made a difference in the life of a pro football player

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Nov 15, 2019
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Featured Teachers, Podcasts, Personal Finance, Teaching Strategies
  "I'd rather live like a prince for the rest of my life than live like a king for my NFL career." “I’m going to sacrifice now for me to be happy later,’’ 'Williams estimates he invests at least 90 percent of the money that comes in via game checks." These are statements that you would not expect to hear from a professional athlete but that's exactly what New England Patriot Joejuan Williams had to say in a recent article.  How did he build these mindsets...

NGPF Podcast: Vincent Branch on the transition from financial advisor to educator

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Nov 08, 2019
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Podcasts, Teaching Strategies, Featured Teachers
NGPF Fellow Vincent Branch has a passion for financial education that became apparent the first time we met at the NGPF Summer Institute earlier this year. As a financial advisor in an earlier life, he saw the tactics used to "sell" financial products and realized how few people knew the right questions to ask. He's preparing his students to be that skeptical consumer as a personal finance teacher at Washington High School (Houston, TX). In this podcast, Vincent will discuss why he cares so...

NGPF Podcast: Luis Perez of Remoov discusses the entrepreneurial journey

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Nov 01, 2019
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Podcasts, Entrepreneurship
In this NGPF podcast, Luis shares with our listeners the trials and tribulations that accompany the start-up world. He discusses the arc of his current venture, Remoov (my investment fund is a small investor), from the conception of the idea to getting that early traction to raising money from investors. Listen to this podcast and you will get a peek behind the curtain to see the grit and persistence required to succeed as an entrepreneur. Enjoy! Details: 0:00~2:01 Introduction 2:01~5:08...

NGPF Podcast: Shawn Dilly (Jefferson County, WV) on preparing high schoolers for the workplace of the future

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Oct 25, 2019
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Podcasts, Personal Finance, Advocacy
  A big thanks to Shawn Dilly for joining me on the podcast to discuss his priorities as asst. superintendent of instructional support for Jefferson County (WV) schools. Shawn describes the important job that high schools have in developing the skills to succeed in the workplace of tomorrow. He explains what skills he believes are most important and the instructional shifts required to bring these to fruition. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~1:19 Introduction 1:19~2:17 Shawn’s role as...

NGPF Podcast: Liz Frazier discusses her new book, Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands

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Oct 18, 2019
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Podcasts, Personal Finance
The daughter of a financial planner, Liz saw first hand how her Mom's practice helped families manage their money more effectively..so she eventually followed in her footsteps. In this NGPF podcast, Liz shares her approach to working with her clients, why she believes so strongly in a fee-only structure for financial planners and details some client success stories. In her new book, Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands, Liz provides a "how-to" book to help parents with young children...

NGPF Podcast: Aleta Smith discusses the importance of financial education for foster youth

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Oct 11, 2019
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Podcasts
Aleta Smith has an incredible story of grit and determination to share in this NGPF podcast. She describes the money lessons she learned from her grandmother, the ambitious savings goals she set to pay for college and how she is giving back in her current role at Excite Credit Union. You will be inspired!  Details: 0:00~1:05 Introduction 1:05~7:04 Aleta’s background 7:04~11:27 From learning how to save to opening a secured credit card 11:27~13:57 Attending community college ...

NGPF Podcast: Yanely Espinal shares insights after a year of classroom visits to New York city high schools

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Oct 04, 2019
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Podcasts, Personal Finance, Advocacy
  Since joining NGPF as director of educational outreach in August of 2019, Yanely Espinal has visited close to 100 high school classrooms. In these workshops, she inspires young people through her own personal story and shares the money lessons she learned through the "school of hard knocks." In this podcast, Yanely shares what she learned during these visits, including the money topics that mattered most to young people and the "hooks" she used to engage them. She also explains the...

NGPF Podcast: National Winners of NGPF's 2018 PAYBACK Challenge Essay Contest (Part 2)

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Sep 27, 2019
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Podcasts, Paying for College
  In case you missed it, we launched the 2019 PAYBACK Challenge earlier this week with over $125,000 in scholarships available. Full details here and deadline is November 13, 2019  To provide some inspiration for the 2019 contest, I found this unreleased podcast where you will hear from 6 of the 2018 National Winners. Just to reiterate these are last year's winners and we just opened the 2019 competition. Each received $5,000 towards their educational expenses. Each shared what they...

NGPF Podcast: Burton Malkiel discusses his book, Random Walk Down Wall Street, and the index fund revolution that followed

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Sep 20, 2019
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Podcasts, Investing, Index Funds, Personal Finance
In 1973, Prof. Burton Malkiel's Random Walk Down Wall Street hit the bookshelves and the world of investing would never be the same again. Not only did Prof. Malkiel question the conventional wisdom that the "smart Wall Street money" knew best but he also made a revolutionary suggestion: give individual investors an opportunity to "buy the market." The foundation for  the index fund revolution that followed had been laid and Prof. Malkiel would play a leading role. In this NGPF podcast, he...

WSJ Headline: Index Funds Are the New Kings of Wall Street (w/Resources To Teach Your Students Index Funds)

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Sep 19, 2019
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Index Funds, Investing, Podcasts
Index funds (funds that mimic popular stock market indices like the S&P 500) now have more assets under management then active funds trying to "beat the market."  Per the WSJ:  Funds that track broad U.S. equity indexes hit $4.27 trillion in assets as of Aug. 31, according to research firm Morningstar Inc., giving them more money than stock-picking rivals for the first-ever monthly reporting period. Funds that try to beat the market had $4.25 trillion as of that date. The passing...

NGPF Podcast: Dan Otter and Scott Dauenhauer discuss launch of 403bWise.org

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Sep 13, 2019
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Podcasts, Investing, Personal Finance, Teaching Strategies
For almost two decades, no one has done more to support teachers in navigating the 403(b) minefield than Dan and Scott. They will share an exciting new announcement. Listen to Dan and Scott discuss the "new" 403bWise, how they plan to support teachers in the future and their best ideas on how to reform the system. Oh, and they will make you smarter about investing too. Be prepared to be inspired! Introduction: 0:00~2:58 Introduction 2:58~7:29 Changes happening in personal finance education...

NGPF Podcast: Michael Horn discusses the college decision-making process

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Sep 06, 2019
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Podcasts, Paying for College, Research
  Michael Horn's new book, Choosing College: How to Make Better Learning Decisions Throughout Your Life, chronicles what Michael and his research team discovered after asking hundreds of people a simple question: How did you choose your college? Michael connects the dots to show the primary reasons people choose to go to college (and it's not what you might expect) and how students, parents and higher education can use these findings to make better decisions and serve students more...

NGPF Podcast: Barbara O'Neill Discusses the Financial Education Landscape

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Aug 30, 2019
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Podcasts, Advocacy, Personal Finance
On this NGPF podcast, Barbara O'Neill, a returning guest on the NGPF Podcast, describes the momentum to increase access to financial education in K-12 on the national level and also in the state of New Jersey. She shares her thoughts on best practices for implementing finance education that every legislator interested in the issue should listen to. Listen and be inspired by this incredible advocate!  Details: 0:00~1:12 Introduction 1:12~3:58 Barbara’s background and work 3:58~5:50...

NGPF Podcast: Trisha DeBacco discusses increasing access to financial education in the Webster School District (NY)

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Aug 23, 2019
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Podcasts, Advocacy, Personal Finance
What started as a trickle of students in a few Personal Finance sections at her high school has turned into a deluge. Trisha DeBacco shares her story of how personal finance evolved from an elective to a graduation requirement in her school district. Learn about her board presentation and how she made it a "hands-on" experience as well as her FAVE activities when it comes to student engagement. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~2:05 Introduction 2:05~2:43 School community in Webster 2:43~5:18...

NGPF Podcast: Thom Gibson and Mike Franz Discuss Classroom Economies

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Aug 16, 2019
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Podcasts, Economics, Activities
Thom and Mike share a common passion: creating classroom economies to bring economics and personal finance to life for their students. Thom and Mike share their different approaches to bringing this engaging tool into middle and high school classrooms. Enjoy! Details 0:00~2:20 Introduction 2:20~7:31 Thom’s YouTube video class and tips to building engagement 7:31~13:07 Mike’s method of bringing economics to life 13:07~22:39 Tom’s middle school classroom economy 22:39~26:40 How...