Schools In the News: Board member extols virtues of personal finance and feature story on NGPF Fellow

Sep 26, 2018
Schools In News
  • Columbus School District (WI) Board member, Mary Arnold, had this to say about the local high school's personal finance course: “My daughter graduated last spring and she said the financial literacy course was very valuable,” said Board Member Mary Arnold. “It was one of the most helpful classes she took. I hope all the kids have access to that.” (Wisconsin News)
  • NGPF Fellow, Brenda Martin Lee, recognized for her participation in the NGPF Summer Institute. Here is how she described it: "“The training was really centered around what your goals are as an educator for personal finance,” Martin-Lee said. “It gets you thinking outside the box.” {Burlington County Times)
  • Hip-hop recording artist Dee-1 traveling around the country with the goal of reaching 10,000 high school students over the next year (
  • On the NGPF front, Yanely Espinal will be providing engaging workshops for students and teachers in the New York City region (NGPF Press release). Reach out to her directly at if you would like her to visit your school. 
  • Hillsdale High School (MI) teacher, Mindy Eggleston, received $20,000 grant to support a financial literacy course that had been approved by the board earlier this year (Hillsdale Daily News)

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.