Category: PRO Tip from NGPF

TEACHER TIP - ANALYZE: A Student Aid Report (SAR)

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Jan 20, 2020
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the activity ANALYZE: A Student Aid Report (SAR). This activity has students answer questions while reviewing a sample Student Aid Report and understand the importance of the SAR in the financial aid process. In this video, Amanda discusses how she used this activity in her classroom and provides some tips for you to use it with your students!  ------------- Did you know that we have 35 of these Teacher Tip Videos on our YouTube...

TEACHER TIP - CASE STUDY: Gimme Some Credit

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Jan 13, 2020
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the CASE STUDY: Gimme Some Credit. In this case study, students will take on the role of a peer financial counselor to analyze credit card promotions and comparison shop for a credit card. They will also learn about alternatives to credit cards for those seeking to build a credit history. NGPF case studies can be a great assessment tool or collaborative activity in the classroom. In this video, Amanda provides some ideas for how you can incorporate...

TEACHER TIP - CALCULATE: Shopping With Interest

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Jan 06, 2020
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the activity CALCULATE: Shopping With Interest. This activity has students use an online credit card calculator to work through a variety of credit card debt scenarios and investigate the impact of interest on the cost of purchases. In this video, Amanda provides some tips and tricks on how you can successfully implement this activity in your classroom.  For all of NGPF's Types of Credit activities, visit the TYPES OF CREDIT unit...

TEACHER TIP - INTERACTIVE: Invest with STAX!

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Dec 16, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on an Arcade game/interactive titled INTERACTIVE: Invest with Stax. This interactive allows students to make investment decisions and experience 20 years of investing in 20 minutes in a hands-on, fast-paced, competitive environment. In this video, Amanda provides some tips and tricks on how you can successfully implement it in your classroom. Your students will love this interactive and repeatedly ask to play!!  For all of NGPF's Arcade games...

TEACHER TIP - THE FINE PRINT: Credit Card Statement

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Dec 09, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on a FINE PRINT activity titled THE FINE PRINT: Credit Card Statement. With this Fine Print activity, students will read and analyze a credit card statement. This activity is available to use with your students in both Google Docs and Google Forms. In this video, Amanda provides some tips and ideas on how you can successfully implement it in your classroom! For all of NGPF's Fine Print activities, visit THE FINE PRINT resources page! ...

TEACHER TIP - MOVE: Up and Down With Credit Scores

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Dec 02, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the activity MOVE: Up and Down With Credit Scores. This activity gets students out of their seats to kinesthetically model how financial decisions impact their credit score while reinforcing their understanding of how credit scores are calculated. In this video, Amanda explains the teacher preparation needed for this activity and ideas on how you can implement it in your classroom! For all of NGPF's Managing Credit activities, visit the MANAGING...

TEACHER TIP - ANALYZE: Categorizing Credit

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Nov 25, 2019
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PRO Tip from NGPF
Amanda Volz brings you a Teacher Tip video on the activity ANALYZE: Categorizing Credit. This activity has students analyze different lines of credit and categorize the credit in three ways: installment vs revolving, secured debt vs unsecured debt, and a fixed rate vs a variable rate. In this video, Amanda explains how she customized the project and provides tips on how you can use it in your classroom! For all of NGPF's Types of Credit activities, visit the TYPES OF CREDIT unit page!...

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!...