Category: Podcasts

NGPF Podcast: Tara Falcone of ReisUp on the financial education that every college student needs

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Jul 03, 2020
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Podcasts
She left the lucrative world of hedge funds to pursue her passion and founded ReisUp. Her mission: help others understand the complex world of finance. In this podcast, Tara will share her experiences on Wall Street and her motivation to choose the (entrepreneurial) path less traveled. Hear Tara's perspectives on what college students need to know to succeed in their future financial lives in this engaging conversation. Enjoy! Details: 0:00~1:48 Introduction 1:48~5:51 Early money lessons...

NGPF Podcast: Winston Justice on the transition from the NFL to the world of finance

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Jun 26, 2020
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Podcasts
Winston Justice is always thinking ahead and preparing for the future...whether it was choosing football despite his basketball ambitions in high school or planning for life after the NFL. He's also someone who has a strong ethos of "giving back." As the winner of the prestigious Walter Payton Philadelphia NFL Man of the Year award, Winston was recognized for his contributions off the field which he shares in our conversation. Finally, Winston details why he cares so much about financial...

NGPF Podcast: Matt Frankel of The Motley Fool on personal finance in age of pandemic

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Jun 20, 2020
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Podcasts, Personal Finance
Details: 0:00~1:39 Introduction 1:39~2:45 Origin story of Motley Fool 2:45~3:43 Writing process 3:43~5:15 Most popular articles 5:15~9:31 Teaching background as a math teacher 9:31~12:15 Incorporating personal finance lessons into math classes 12:15~15:13 The stock market and the economy today 15:13~17:26 The increase in investors during the pandemic 17:26~22:26 Racially responsible investing 22:26~22:50 A word from NGPF 22:50~24:56 Types of socially responsible investing 24:56~27:36 Impact of...

NGPF Podcast: Kartik Adimulam and Gautam Rajan are high schoolers on a mission to develop fiscally responsible individuals

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Jun 12, 2020
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Podcasts
Kartik and Gautam's non-profit, Financing the Future, has a powerful mission: To foster a community of self-reliant, independent, fiscally responsible individuals. In the podcast, Kartik and Gautam share how they learned about personal finance (including their favorite books), their entrepreneurial journey, and why they believe that ALL students should learn finance in high school. Inspiring stuff!  Details: 0:00~1:04 Introduction 1:04~3:03 The two students’ backgrounds...

NGPF Podcast: Bolun Li of Zogo Finance on getting the incentives right to encourage financial literacy

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Jun 06, 2020
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Podcasts, Entrepreneurship
  Details: 0:00~0:55 Introduction 0:55~1:41 What Bolun does for his day job 1:41~2:20 On attending classes online 2:20~3:36 Early money lessons 3:36~4:07 Favorite personal finance book 4:07~7:20 Cultural differences in approaches to personal finance 7:20~8:51 Bolun’s first job 8:51~10:29 Idea for Zogo 10:29~11:44 Zogo’s business model 11:44~12:02 A word from NGPF 12:02~13:50 How the modules work and what they teach 13:50~16:06 Levels of user engagement 16:06~17:13 Impact Zogo...

NGPF Podcast: Jean Chatzky on personal finance in age of pandemic

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May 29, 2020
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Podcasts, Personal Finance, Budgeting, Savings, Investing
It was a great honor to host Jean Chatzky recently on the NGPF podcast. Author, analyst, commentator, columnist, entrepreneur, educator and if you listen to the podcast...there's even more. Jean shares why she is so passionate about financial education, how her mother influenced her attitude about gender roles when it came to money and what happened when she traveled to Vegas to talk mutual funds with basketball star Dennis Rodman. In a lightning round of Q&A, Jean shares her insights on...

NGPF Podcast: Meredith Curry on navigating the financial aid process in age of pandemic

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May 22, 2020
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Podcasts, Paying for College, Student Loans
Meredith "Mer" Curry has a commitment to serving first-gen college students that comes from a very natural place. She was once in their shoes and benefited greatly from the support of others as she pursued her educational dreams. Mer shares her story and her passion to serve others as well as some timely tips and online tools to help families navigate the college financing process during these uncertain times. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~1:13 Introduction 1:13~2:38 Working as a social justice...

NGPF Podcast: Kavya Ravikanti on helping fellow college students with their finances

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May 15, 2020
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Podcasts, Advocacy, Personal Finance
Kavya Ravikanti noticed that many of her college friends at the University of Virginia had questions about money. She decided to do something about it and founded a website, Young, Not Broke. In this podcast, Kavya describes her early money lessons, her knack for entrepreneurial ventures and how she uses storytelling to teach important money concepts. Enjoy!  Details: 0:00~1:05 Introduction 1:05~3:49 Current situation for Kavya 3:49~7:10 Early money lessons 7:10~8:16 Deciding what to...

NGPF Podcast: Dwayne Hendricks on his path from the NFL to the classroom

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May 08, 2020
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Podcasts, Investing, Savings
From a storied college career at the U (University of Miami) to several seasons at the NY Giants (which included a Super Bowl Championship), Dwayne Hendricks has seen it all. He's also a humble and giving person who, if you don't ask the right question, would never let on about his athletic accomplishments. So when it came time to determine his life path at the end of his career, it should come as no surprise that he chose to impact young people as an educator and a coach. in this podcast,...

NGPF Podcast: Carly Urban on her recent research showing positive impact of financial education

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May 01, 2020
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Podcasts, Research
  Details: 0:00~1:16 Introduction 1:16~4:19 Analysis of the causal effect of financial education 4:19~6:42 Discussion of interesting past studies regarding the effects of financial education 6:42~8:28 Why this study outweighs the results from the earlier studies 8:28~11:32 Considering the opportunity cost and return on investment from offering financial education classes 11:32~13:01 Measuring the return of teaching financial literacy 13:01~13:46 Examining the outcomes of improved...

Teaching Remotely Podcast Series: NGPF Fellows Amanda Volz and Brian Page on Assessing Student Performance While Teaching Remotely

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Apr 24, 2020
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Teaching Strategies, Podcasts, Teaching Remotely
You are likely in week 1 to week 5 of this new era of teaching remotely, depending on when your school made this shift. As you start to settle into routines, we know that many of you start to ask the question, "how can I assess my students when we are all working from home?" I can't imagine two better people to answer this question than Amanda and Brian who came back to the NGPF podcast to share innovative ideas about assessing student performance. These ideas emerged from their standing...

NGPF Podcast: Ikenna Okoro provides student perspective on why financial education matters

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Apr 17, 2020
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Podcasts, Student Loans, Paying for College
Listen to NGPF Intern and Columbia University student Ikenna Okoro as he explains why personal finance is so important to him. After his brief interview with Yanely, Ikenna interviews NGPF Payback Challenge winner Nery Rodriguez. When it comes to advocacy, there is nothing more powerful than student voice. Enjoy!  0:36~10:17 Kenna’s Korner Episode 1: NGPF's Yanely Espinal Interviews Ikenna 0:36~1:33 What is this podcast about? 1:33~2:35 How Ikenna got involved with NGPF 2:35~3:20...

NGPF Podcast: Zach Blattner on Best Practices for Teaching Online

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Apr 10, 2020
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Podcasts, Teaching Strategies, Tips for Teachers, Teaching Remotely
This is the third in our podcast series on Teaching Remotely (first two podcasts in the series are here and here). Today you will hear from Zach Blattner, Asst. Professor of Practice at Relay Graduate School of Education. His specialty: online instruction for adult learners. After observing one of Zach's classes and seeing the multitude of ways that he engaged his students, I knew there was a great opportunity for NGPF to shift how we design and deliver PD based on his practices. Zach will...

NGPF Podcast: NGPF Fellows Joy Tavano, Kerri Herrild and James Redelsheimer on the transition to teaching remotely

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Apr 03, 2020
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Podcasts, Teaching Strategies
After last week's podcast with Brian and Amanda, I reflected on the importance of having educators discuss this transformational change required to teach remotely. NGPF Fellows Joy, Kerri and James were kind enough to take me up on the offer to share their experiences. In this podcast, they share their teaching practices and routines for both synchronous and asynchronous learning, the creative methods for connecting with students and how they are thinking about assessments. Enjoy! Details:...

NGPF Podcast: NGPF Fellows Brian Page and Amanda Volz share tips on teaching remotely

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Mar 27, 2020
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Podcasts, Teaching Strategies, Teaching Remotely
Thanks to Brian Page and Amanda Volz for taping this podcast earlier this week. With the shift to online learning, I wanted these master teachers to share their early experiences with students in an online environment (Brian) and their favorite tech tools (Amanda) to ease that transition. Enjoy!   Details: 0:00~1:29 Introduction 1:29~2:48 Status at school  2:48~6:58 Brian’s tips to prepare for remote learning 6:58~10:19 Amanda’s must-have tech tools 10:19~11:59 Quizziz...