Category: PRO Tip from NGPF

TEACHER TIP - PROJECT: 5 Stocks On Your Birthday

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Nov 19, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the project 5 Stocks On Your Birthday. In this engaging project, students pretend their wealthy grandma bought them 100 shares of stock on their 10th birthday. Students research the historical prices of their stock and create charts and graphs using spreadsheets to compare the yearly values and return on investment. In this video, Amanda explains how she customized the project and provides tips on how you can use it in your classroom! For...

TEACHER TIP - PROJECT: Introducing Insurance - You Be The Teacher

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Nov 11, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the project Introducing Insurance - You Be The Teacher.  In this project, students take on the role of being the teacher to plan, research, organize, and teach an introductory lesson on one insurance type. Amanda provides some tips and ways she uses this project in her classroom! For all of NGPF's Insurance resources, visit the INSURANCE unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - ANALYZE: Should They File a Tax Return?

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Nov 04, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the activity ANALYZE: Should They File a Tax Return?.  In this activity, students learn who can be claimed as a dependent as well as analyze ten scenarios to determine whether the person is legally required to file a tax return. Amanda provides some tips on how she customizes this activity to get students moving and discussing the material! For all of NGPF's Taxes resources, visit the TAXES unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - DEBATE: Should College Students Have Credit Cards?

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Oct 28, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the activity DEBATE: Should College Students Have Credit Cards?.  In this activity, students conduct research on the pros and cons of credit usage and also learn how to effectively form a debate. Amanda provides some tips and a variety of implementation ideas for how you can use this activity in your classroom! For all of NGPF's Types of Credit resources, visit the TYPES OF CREDIT unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - CALCULATE: High Rate vs Debt Snowball

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Oct 22, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the activity CALCULATE: High Rate vs Debt Snowball. This activity uses an online calculator to pay off a hypothetical portfolio of debts using both the High Rate method and the Debt Snowball Method. Amanda provides some tips and implementation ideas for how you can use this activity in your classroom!For all of NGPF's Managing Credit resources, visit the MANAGING CREDIT unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - INTERACTIVE: Get Rich With Tech IPOs

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Oct 14, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you another Teacher Tip video on the INTERACTIVE: Get Rich With Tech IPOs. This fun interactive allows students to try and time the market on the IPO for seven well-known tech companies using an online simulation. Amanda provides some tips and implementation ideas for how you can use this activity with your students!For all of NGPF's Investing resources, visit the INVESTING unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - CALCULATE: Impact of Credit Score on Loans

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Oct 07, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the activity CALCULATE: Impact of Credit Score on Loans. This activity has students use an online calculator to determine the total interest paid and the monthly payment for an auto loan and a mortgage for individuals with varying credit scores. In this short video, Amanda provides tips on how to use this activity in your classroom! For additional resources on Managing Credit, visit NGPF's MANAGING CREDIT unit page!...

TEACHER TIP (updated!) - CALCULATE: Completing a 1040

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Sep 30, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you an UPDATED Teacher Tip video on the activity CALCULATE: Completing a 1040. This activity has students complete a 1040 form for individuals with a variety of backgrounds and personal situations. Since NGPF updated this activity in March 2019, Amanda created a new Teacher Tip video with tips on how she uses the updated version in her class.  For additional resources on Taxes, visit NGPF's TAXES unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - COMPARE: Which Repayment Option is Best?

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Sep 23, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you another Teacher Tip video on the activity COMPARE: Which Repayment Option is Best?. With FAFSA right around the corner, this is a great activity to compare federal student loan repayment options using an online calculator. In this short video, Amanda provides some tips for how you can use this activity in your classroom. For additional resources on Paying for College, visit NGPF's PAYING FOR COLLEGE unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - PROJECT: Overdraft Fee Analysis

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Sep 16, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you another Teacher Tip video on PROJECT: Overdraft Fee Analysis. In this project, students will assess the overdraft fees associated with major banks' checking accounts. In this video, Amanda provides an overview of the project as well as some tips and implementation ideas for how you can use this project in your classroom. For additional resources on Checking, visit NGPF's CHECKING unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - MOVE: Your Tax Dollar in Action

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Sep 09, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you another Teacher Tip Video on the activity MOVE: Your Tax Dollar in Action. In this activity, students learn how their federal tax dollars are spent using a fun, out-of-their seat race challenge. In this video, Amanda provides some tips and implementation ideas for how you can use this activity in your classroom. For additional resources on Taxes, visit NGPF's TAXES unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - COMPARE: Types of Car Insurance

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Sep 02, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you another Teacher Tip video on the activity COMPARE: Types of Car Insurance. This activity has students determine the appropriate type of car insurance to cover damages in given scenarios. Amanda provides some tips and implementation ideas for how you can use this activity (and ways to possibly extend it) with your students. For all of NGPF's Insurance resources, visit the INSURANCE unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - CREATE: A Salary-Based Budget

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Aug 26, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you another Teacher Tip video on the activity CREATE: A Salary-Based Budget. This activity provides guided steps for students to create an independent adult budget. In this video, Amanda provides some tips and implementation ideas for how you can use this activity with your students.  For additional resources, visit NGPF's BUDGETING unit page and CAREER unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - INTERACTIVE: Shady Sam

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Aug 19, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you another Teacher Tip video on the INTERACTIVE: Shady Sam. This fun interactive allows students to take on the role of being a loan shark while learning about different types of loan options and the fees lenders offer and charge. Amanda provides some tips and implementation ideas for how you can use this activity with your students.  For all of NGPF's Financial Pitfall resources, visit the FINANCIAL PITFALLS unit page!...

TEACHER TIP - INTERACTIVE: What's the S&P 500?

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Aug 12, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the INTERACTIVE: What's the S&P 500? In this activity, students use an interactive map from FINVIZ, which provides a visual representation of the popular stock market index, the S&P 500. This is one of Amanda's favorite interactives and she includes some tips and tricks on how you can use it in your classroom!  For all of NGPF's Investing resources, visit the INVESTING unit page!...