Category: Podcasts

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...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Melissa Fries About Running An Effective College Access and Success Program

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Jun 22, 2018
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Paying for College, Podcasts
 Melissa Fries has dedicated nearly two decades to ensuring students are equipped with the skills they need to thrive in the future. Initially recruited by her professor as a volunteer for the Making Waves Foundation, Melissa’s enthusiasm for the program has helped shape her to become their Executive Director of the College & Alumni Program. Hear how she, along with her team, enable low income youth to and through college and on to meaningful careers. Details: 0:00–1:04...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Economics Professor and Marginal Revolution University (MRU) Co-Founder Alex Tabarrok

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Jun 15, 2018
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Behavioral Finance, Podcasts, Investing, Personal Finance
Alex Tabarrok, an economics professor at George Mason University, holds behavioral finance near and dear to his heart—and he’s got lots to show for it! A staunch advocate of financial education, he co-founded Marginal Revolution University, to bring economics education to the masses (listen to the podcast to learn more about its reach). Listen to Alex describe the power of prediction markets, how he teaches investing, his investing philosophy and the challenges and thrills of...

Tim Talks to National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE) CEO Ted Beck

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Jun 08, 2018
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Personal Finance, Podcasts, Advocacy, Current Events, Research
With retirement looming on the horizon and a successful decade-plus tenure at leading non-profit, NEFE, I wanted to get Ted Beck on the podcast to reflect on his experience as a leader in the field. There is so much we can learn from his perspectives on curriculum, teacher PD, research and innovation. He shared his insights on the major achievements as well as the opportunities that lie ahead in the field. Ted’s legacy of creating opportunities for collaboration, instilling a sense of...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Investing Legend Charley Ellis

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Jun 01, 2018
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Podcasts, Investing, Index Funds, Stocks
Harvard Business School professor, founder of influential investment consultant Greenwich Associates, chair of Yale University investment committee (top performing endowment led by David Swenson), director at Vanguard Investments and one of the earliest proponents of index investing. Oh and he's written many best-selling books too. We obviously had a lot to talk about.  Still working 70 hour work weeks at 80+, Charley generously shares what he's learned over his lifetime as an investor and...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Passionate Educator Jeff Snyder of Wayne Valley High School (NJ)

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May 25, 2018
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Podcasts, Teaching Strategies, NGPF Fellows
  Jeff Snyder, Business Education & Financial Literacy educator extraordinaire at Wayne Valley High School in New Jersey, discovered his passion for teaching after working in corporate America for 30 years. This NGPF ‘17 Fellow inspires students by creating an engaging environment that’s fueled by questions and lively discussions. He found a way to stir up discussions between students and their parents by having them play the NGPF game, Payback, together. Hear how this...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To 403(b)Wise Founders, Dan Otter and Scott Dauenhauer

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May 18, 2018
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Podcasts, Investing, Index Funds
  Dan Otter, a teacher and Associate Dean, and Scott Dauenhauer, a fee-only financial planner, are both passionate about steering teachers in the right direction when it comes to retirement plans.Thank goodness their paths crossed earlier this century! Their advocacy work over the years (18+ and counting) has helped countless teachers make better decisions.  They methodically highlight the flaws in many 403(b) plans and discuss reforms that could significantly increase this benefit to...

NGPF 2018 Summit: FinTech Panel with RaiseMe, FamZoo and Stockpile

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May 11, 2018
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Podcasts, Current Events, Investing, Savings, Paying for College, Behavioral Finance
What follows is the FinTech Panel from the 2018 NGPF Summit in San Francisco, California. As educators, we know how challenging it can be to keep up with all of the innovation occurring in the financial sector. To help make sense of it all, we invited Namrata Ganatra from Stockpile, Bill Dwight from FamZoo and Thea Lee from RaiseMe to this panel moderated by NGPF's own Jessica Endlich. You will learn about their innovative products which help students manage their spending, start investing and...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Investor, Author and Student of the Markets, Meb Faber

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May 04, 2018
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Podcasts, Investing, Index Funds
Meb Faber turned his hobby into a passion and co-founded Cambria Investment Management. Listening to Meb you hear the passion not only of an investor but also an entrepreneur who created a firm based on his investing philosophy. He studies the markets and creates portfolios based on opportunities that Mr. Market provides. He uses his writing of books and white papers as a discipline to force him to elucidate his evidence-based approach. And hey, he puts his money where his mouth...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Financial Education Researcher, Melody Harvey

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Apr 27, 2018
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Podcasts, Research, Financial Literacy, Current Events
Far too often, we read in the media articles with titles like "Does Financial Education Really Work?" that take a skeptical view of the work that we do. Yet, every day, we seem to be seeing more evidence that it does. Today on the podcast you will hear from Melody Harvey, a current PhD candidate at Pardee RAND Graduate School. Her dissertation focuses on the question of whether financial education impacts usage of alternative financial services (a.k.a. payday borrowing and other high cost...

Behavioral Finance Panel with Professors Meir Statman (Santa Clara University) and Terry Odean (Berkeley) at NGPF Summit

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Apr 20, 2018
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Podcasts, Behavioral Finance
Imagine facing a room full of 100+ educators from 30 states across the country.  We can be a pretty tough audience, but we were putty in the hands of some true masters at the NGPF 2018 Summit in San Francisco in mid-March.   The first panel we attended was on Behavioral Finance.  Leading the intros and discussion was Allan Roth Founder of Wealth Logic, LLC.  (Ever read How a Second Grader Beats Wall Street? I did and really enjoyed it, so I was already psyched.) Here's a...

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Philip Olson and Julia Lorenz-Olson, Stars of PBS Two Cents Project

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Apr 13, 2018
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Podcasts, Behavioral Finance, Video Resource, Taxes
Julia Lorenz-Olson and Philip Olson are two self-described theater kids who gradually got interested in finance (something about being a starving artist). This interest mushroomed into a career switch and ultimately to them starting their own fee-based financial planning firm, The Art of Finance. What caught our attention recently, however, was their weekly show about personal finance for millennials and Gen Z on PBS, Two Cents. This series has rocketed up the charts with their first ...