Category: Question of the Day

Question of the Day (AAPI Heritage Month): What company, founded by an Asian American, creates computer chips that power games like Fortnite and Minecraft?

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May 12, 2021
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Question of the Day, Entrepreneurship
Answer: Nvidia was founded by Asian American Jensen Huang in 1993 and he remains CEO and President today (#186 on the Forbes 500 list too)  Questions: What are the skills that you need to start a company? What are the skills that you need to lead a large company with a 28 year history?  Do you think it's unusual to have a founder, like Jensen Huang, still involved in a business 28 years after it was founded? Why or why not?  Huang was separated from his parents at a young age...

Question of the Day: What is the highest paid profession in your state?

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May 11, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: Questions: What common characteristics do you notice about these jobs? What training/education is required for these positions? What jobs do you think can be done by robots in the future? Are any of these jobs of interest to you? Are they any that you want to do further research on? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind the numbers (howmuch): "We found data on the highest-paid...

Question of the Day: What types of scams have quadrupled in dollars lost since 2016?

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May 10, 2021
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Question of the Day, Financial Scams
Answer: Romance Scams Questions: Why do you think romance scams have grown so rapidly in recent years?  What are warning signs that something could be a scam? How might scammers be using technology to create romance scams?  Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind the numbers (Federal Trade Commission): "They say love hurts. With romance scams that’s doubly true – hearts are broken and wallets are...

Question of the Day: At which point, if ever, do you feel people should have a concrete decision made on their career path?

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May 09, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career, Employment
Answer: 44% of HS Juniors and 37% of HS Seniors responded "Before graduating high school."  Question: Do you have an idea of a career path to pursue? If so, what career interests you? What do you think influences people's decisions about career paths? For your teacher: when did they decide they wanted to be a teacher? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers (Junior Achievement): Committing to a specific...

Question of the Day [AAPI Heritage Month]: Eric Yuan (who is worth over $13 billion) is founder and CEO of what company?

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May 05, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: Zoom, the video conferencing platform Questions: What elements have made Zoom such a successful company over the last few years? What are some important characteristics that Eric Yuan may have shown throughout his time founding and running Zoom? Have you ever had an idea "before its time" that eventually became an important part of everyday life? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind...

Question of the Day (Updated): What percent of branch banks offer "free" student checking accounts?

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May 04, 2021
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Question of the Day, Checking Accounts, Research
Answer:  Questions:  Do you think there are ANY fees with "free" checking accounts? If so, can you think of any examples? Why do you think that so many banks offer "free" checking accounts to students? What do you think happens to the account fees after you leave school and no longer qualify for a student account? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers (WalletHub): Student checking accounts, which...

Question of the Day: Which of these apps has the longest terms of service (in words)?

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May 03, 2021
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Question of the Day
Answer: Microsoft. Estimated to take more than an hour to read. Questions: Do you ever read the terms of service on websites? Why do you think these agreements are so long?  Have you ever cancelled an app after you had privacy concerns?  Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers (Visual Capitalist):  Do you take the time to read the terms of service before you agree to when downloading the latest...

Question of the Day: What was the U.S. personal savings rate in March 2021?

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May 02, 2021
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Question of the Day, Savings
Answer: 27.6% (as of March 2021) View the current Savings Rate   Questions:  How does the personal savings rate today (about 27.6%) compare to the rate during other periods of time? In our current historical moment, what factors have caused the personal saving rate to be so high? What do you think is a good saving target to aim for personally? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers (Wall Street...

Question of the Day: What careers is Gen Z most interested in?

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Apr 28, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: Questions: What is your desired career at this point? Why does that interest you? What education/training do you need for this career? Have you ever had a conversation with someone who does this job? What did you learn OR what would you ask them? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind the numbers (Indeed): "Almost half of our list of popular jobs for Gen Z is made up of tech-related jobs, including the top...

Question of the Day: Can you name one of the five fastest growing states based on 2020 Census data?

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Apr 27, 2021
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Question of the Day, Economics
Answer: Utah, Idaho, Texas, North Dakota, Nevada Questions: What do you think are the factors that drive population growth in states? What impact does population growth have on economic activity in a state?  Is there a pattern that you see in terms of what region of the country seems to be experiencing the most growth?  Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers (Brookings): At the high end for growth...

Question of the Day: What percent of families have money conversations with children at least once a week?

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Apr 26, 2021
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Question of the Day, Parent Conversations
Answer: 47% Questions: How would you answer this question about your family? If you answered yes, what are the type of money conversations that your family might have?  What do you think are the reasons that 10% of families never talk to their children about money? How does this percent compare with the 2020 pre-pandemic survey? Why do you think there was such a big change in 2021's results?  Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in...

Question of the Day (UPDATE): What is the cost to repair an iPhone screen?

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Apr 25, 2021
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Question of the Day, Insurance
Answer: $30 to $280 Questions: Have you damaged your phone in the last year? If so, have you gotten it repaired? The cost of AppleCare+ is either a one-time fee of $200 or $10 per month. If you want loss and theft protection too, it’s $270 or $13.50 per month. Is having this insurance a “good deal?” Explain your thinking. Do you carry cell phone insurance? Why or why not? Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom....

Question of the Day (Update): What percent of Americans do not receive a steady paycheck?

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Apr 21, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: 30% Questions: What are ways that workers can “smooth over” those periods where they are earning a smaller paycheck?If this is the “new normal” for employment, how should you think about your largest fixed monthly expenses (rent, car payment, etc.)? What are some “side hustles” people do to supplement their incomes? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.   Behind...

Question of the Day: What percent of Gen Zers use an online bank?

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Apr 20, 2021
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Question of the Day, Personal Finance
Answer: 72% Questions: Do you have a bank account?  If so, is it an online bank or a bank with physical branches? What do you think are the pros/cons of using an online bank? What is one question you still have about online banks? Click here for the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. Behind the numbers (Tallo): While members of Generation Z may be turning to their families for financial advice, they’re also utilizing technology...

Question of the Day: __% of recent college grads are looking for a sense of purpose in their jobs while __% said they find meaning in their work.

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Apr 19, 2021
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Question of the Day, Career
Answer: 95% of recent college grads are looking for a sense of purpose in their jobs and 40% said they find meaning in their work. Questions: How important is it for you to find a job that gives you a sense of purpose? What type of job do you think that would be? Do you think it’s difficult to succeed in a job that doesn’t give you a sense of purpose? Why or why not? Why do you think there’s such a disconnect between those seeking purpose and those finding it? Click here for...