Nov 28, 2023

NGPF Podcast Episodes from November: ETFs, AI, and Philanthropy!

Did you know that NGPF converts the Speaker Series sessions into podcast episodes? ICYMI, listen to these three episodes from the month of November featuring three remarkable people speaking about three different personal finance topics.

Cara Macksoud, CEO of Money Habitudes

Cara Macksoud, the CEO of Money Habitudes, transitioned from being an ETF trader on Wall Street to becoming a passionate advocate for financial education. Her journey began when she worked with unbanked youth and discovered their mistrust of financial institutions, sparking her interest in financial literacy. Teaching these individuals the importance of banking and overcoming their resistance served as a valuable foundation for her work. Her journey highlights the significance of accessible and relatable financial education for people of all backgrounds and financial situations.

James Redelsheimer and Derek D’Angelo, Members of the Foundation for Economic Education

James Redelsheimer and Derek D'Angelo from the Foundation for Economic Education discuss their passion for and background in financial literacy as well as AI's role in teaching. Both educators turned curriculum developers begin by sharing their experiences advocating for personal finance education legislation in their respective states. They then emphasize the power of AI tools, particularly ChatGPT, in enhancing teaching efficiency. The educators showcase creative uses, like role-playing scenarios with historical figures or economists and aiding students in analyzing data or creating arguments. Despite the benefits, they also acknowledge the importance of carefully crafting prompts and remaining vigilant about potential inaccuracies in AI-generated content.

Greg Ratliff, Vice President at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors 

In a podcast interview, Yanely Espinal speaks with Greg Ratliff, Vice President at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, discussing the evolving landscape of philanthropy. Greg shares insights into strategic philanthropy, emphasizing a shift towards trust-based approaches and collaboration between the private sector, philanthropy, and government. He highlights the role of philanthropy as risk capital, tackling innovative projects, and cites successful collaborations. The conversation touches on challenges such as project sustainability, with Greg proposing a shift towards partnerships for a more sustainable approach. They conclude by expressing optimism about increased philanthropic engagement from wealthy families, anticipating experimentation in giving approaches and emphasizing the need for continued collaboration and deeper partnerships in philanthropy.

Interested in seeing the full NGPF Podcast library? Find all of the NGPF Podcasts on the Podcast Page!

About the Author

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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