NGPF Podcast: Dr. Page and Bill Dwight on Teens, FinLit Tech, and Parents
Dr. Pat Page, a current classroom teacher, NGPF Fellow, and former State Teacher of the Year, recently completed her Ph.D. and studied the parents’ perceptions of financial technology to support financial socialization and literacy levels. Together, with FamZoo owner Bill Dwight, they shared what they learned, why it should matter to teachers, and how we can apply it to support our own students. They discuss family socialization examples such as students teaching parents and boiling down what parents can teach their kids into one 4x6 index card.
Should parents pay an allowance? Should they pay for chores? Should parents assess fines to their kids for misbehaving? Find out what Dr. Page and Bill have to say!
- 0:00~2:26 Introduction
- 2:26~10:20 Bill and Dr. Page talks about her research
- 10:20~13:38 What kind of financial mistakes do kids make?
- 13:38~16:12 Issues with the gamification of financial apps
- 16:12~24:55 Prepaid cards, technology, and consumer safety
- 24:55~31:04 How FamZoo operates
- 31:04~34:15 The importance of family conversations
- 34:15~39:37 COVID and financial fragility
- 39:37~45:53 How families can teach kids about personal finance
- 45:53~53:32 Using cash versus plastic money
- 53:32~56:55 How to get your kids involved
- 56:55~57:12 Conclusion
About the Authors
Making a difference in the lives of students through financial capability is Brian’s greatest passion. He comes to NGPF after fifteen years of public school teaching where he was the ‘11 Ohio Department of Education recipient of a Milken National Educator Award, the CEE Forbes Award winner, and a Money Magazine/CNN "Money Hero". He served on the working group for President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability. He has private school experience as a Trustee for the Cincinnati Country Day School and was a past Ohio Jump$tart President. Brian holds a BBA and M.Ed. When Brian isn’t working alongside his NGPF teammates he is likely spending time with his wife, three children, and dog; hiking, or watching Ohio State football.
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.
To get access to NGPF answer keys, assessments, and teacher-only resources: create a FREE Teacher Account