Apr 30, 2021

NGPF Podcast: CNBC's Sharon Epperson on why personal finance education matters

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  • 0:00~10:53 Current Events with Missbehelpful: Biases Behind Choices
  • 10:53~11:31 A word from NGPF
  • 11:31~13:08 Introducing this week’s guest: Sharon Epperson, Senior Personal Finance Correspondent at CNBC
  • 13:08~16:00 Early money lessons
  • 16:00~17:24 From working in Cairo to working at CNBC 
  • 17:24~19:34 Lessons learned as a commodity correspondent
  • 19:34~21:41 Relationships and money
  • 21:41~25:45 Student advocacy for a personal finance class
  • 25:45~27:52 Teaching investing in the time of Gamestop 
  • 27:52~29:42 CNBC’s Invest in Teachers event on May 5th: register here!
  • 29:42~31:05 Favorite CNBC personal finance resources
  • 31:05~32:18 Source of passion for personal finance
  • 32:18~33:09 Conclusion



  • “When we come together around financial security, financial wellness, our financial well-being -- I think that’s a way we can grow together as a country and as a nation.”

About the Author

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.

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