Feb 19, 2021

NGPF Podcast: Armita Hosseini and Andrew Diep-Tran On Why Every Student Should Have Access to Financial Education

They are the next generation coming of age and they are passionate advocates for financial education and are taking action. Listen to Armita discuss why she wrote a book and hear from Andrew about his motivation to start a non-profit. Inspiring stuff! Enjoy!


  • 0:00~1:11 Introduction
  • 1:11~4:21 Armita and Andrew’s backgrounds
  • 4:21~10:30 How Armita and Andrew learned about money
  • 10:30~11:25 The story of how the two connected through LinkedIn
  • 11:25~12:49 Andrew starting operationEconomics
  • 12:49~15:19 Armita writing Roadmap to Financial Literacy
  • 15:19~16:10 Hosting an online event with people from around the world
  • 16:10~18:04 Cooperating to distribute the book
  • 18:04~21:03 Getting students interested in personal finance
  • 21:03~22:26 Experience writing for a high school audience
  • 22:26~24:52 How the two approach investing
  • 24:52~28:06 The importance of financial literacy
  • 28:06~29:17 Conclusion



“It’s really important to have this [personal finance] knowledge from early on before you start making decisions about where your money goes.” -Armita

“Students really want to have a personal finance education because it’s something that they definitely will be able to use.” -Andrew


About the Authors

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

Ren Makino

Ren started interning at NGPF in 2014, and worked part-time through high school and college. With his knowledge growing alongside NGPF, he joined the team to work full-time after graduating from college in 2020. He is also the producer of the NGPF podcast. During his free time, he likes to try out coffees from different roasters across the world.

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