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

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Feb 19, 2021
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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!

Details:

  • 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

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Quotes:

“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 has been working part-time at NGPF since 2014, interning through high school and college. With his knowledge growing alongside NGPF, after graduating from college in 2020, he joined the team to work full time with a focus on teacher onboarding. He is also the editor of the NGPF podcast and makes sure it is accessible to teachers on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play Music. During his free time, he likes to try out coffees from different roasters across the world and try out new brewing methods, even though personal finance gurus tend to caution against buying a cup of joe.