Sep 30, 2022

NGPF Podcast: Yanely and Hayley Hershman discuss new teen podcast, Dear Future Me

There's a new podcast for high schoolers in the works. What topics will it cover? What's Yanely's role in it? When's it going to be launched? Answers to these questions and more in this podcast! 

The team at Marketplace is always coming up with creative ideas to engage younger audiences on money issues. Their podcast, Million Bazillion, has been a huge hit with middle schoolers and now they are ready to take on the high school audience. In this podcast, Yanely and Hayley discuss a podcast in development called Dear Future Me. They each discuss their roles in developing the podcast, the topics they plan to cover and the expected launch date. You will also get the chance to hear the pilot episode with Yanely discussing budgeting approaches with Hey Berna, your financial hype woman. Enjoy! 


  • 0:00~1:17 Introduction
  • 1:17~4:27 Why Tim listens to Marketplace
  • 4:27~6:24 Hayley’s role at Marketplace
  • 6:24~9:27 Yanely’s experience hosting a new podcast
  • 9:27~24:52 Pilot episode of Dear Future Me
  • 24:52~25:19 A word from NGPF
  • 25:19~27:02 When the podcast will be available 
  • 27:02~29:56 Behind-the-scenes look at the thought process
  • 29:56~33:48 Finding guests for the podcast
  • 33:48~35:24 Transferring experience from “This is uncomfortable”
  • 35:24~35:52 Extra resources for teachers to use
  • 35:52~37:26 Background research for the podcast
  • 37:26~39:04 Topics covered in the podcast
  • 39:04~41:03 Conclusion




  • “We wanted to make sure there was nuance in these conversations. A lot of the traditional advice doesn’t always match, especially to young people.” -Yanely 

  • “When someone allows you or validates that you are allowed to have feelings for money, it stops feeling like something you don’t have control over.” -Hayley

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 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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