Jul 05, 2022

Podcast Tuesday: Life Kit

Hat tip to Jessica for passing along this podcast tip, Life Kit: Money

Here are a few episodes which you can insert right into your lessons with a few questions: 

  • Paying For College: What To Know Before You Go
    • What are the pros/cons of going the community college route? 
    • What are some examples of free money available for college? 
    • What do surveys of college graduates indicate about determinants of their well-being? 
  • How to talk about money, privilege with friends — before it's time to split the bill
    • When you go out to eat with friends, how do you typically split the bill? Are you comfortable with this approach? 
    • From a broader sense, do you have money conversations with friends? If so, what do you discuss? If not, what keeps you from having these discussions? 
    • What is one idea from this podcast that you might use in your own life? What is one idea you are least likely to try in your life? 
  • Side gigs are demanding. Here's how to make one work for you (22 minutes)
    • Have you ever had a side hustle? If so, explain what you did, how you decided how much to charge and what you learned from the experience. 
    • Which advice from the podcast did you find most helpful? 
    • Are you more or less excited to start a side hustle after listening to this podcast? 


Bonus: Interested in the history of credit scores? MarketplaceTech provides it in 7 minutes. Hard to believe this used to be done through in-person interviews with a credit manager. 


 I enjoyed this conversation with Christine Benz and Jeff Ptak, hosts of the Long View podcast on Morningstar. So much fun to share the accomplishments of the NGPF team and the personal finance educator community in creating the movement to increase access to financial education in high schools. #Mission2030. 


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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