NGPF Podcast: Back To School Special With Educator Brian Page of Reading High School (Reading, OH)
- 0:00~1:43 - Introduction
- 1:43~2:37 - Brian's summer activities (never a dull moment!)
- 2:37~5:23 - Advocating for personal finance education
- 5:23~9:06 - Why personal finance is not yet to be a requirement (we are trying to change that!)
- 9:06~11:22 - Effective advocacy for financial education
- 11:22~12:45 - Other summer activities
- 12:48~15:18 - Special education and personal finance
- 15:18~20:53 - Spending money
- 20:53~22:16 - Development of new year-long honor's course
- 22:16~28:14 - Books he recommends for his students
- 28:14~31:14 - The weekly blog that his students post on
- 31:14~31:32 - A word from our sponsor, Next Gen Personal Finance
- 31:32~42:22 - How the book, Financial Diaries, has changed his perspective on financial education
- 42:22~46:40 - His Financial Therapist activity
- 46:40~47:58 - Conclusion
- Happy Money: The Science of Happier Spending
- Rich Dad Poor Dad: What The Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not!
- Scarcity: Why Having Too Little Means So Much
- Making College Count: A Real World Look at How to Succeed in and After College
- How to Be Rich
- The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty (he liked this one so much he sent me a copy!)
- Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness
- "Book reports are easy to cheat on. If you have students do TED talks or panel discussions, they really have to know what's going on."
- "I don't start with the standards. I start with what I see is what the most relevant topic is for my students."
About the Author
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.
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