NGPF Podcast: Matthew Gherman, Personal Finance Evangelist at Murrow High School (Brooklyn, NY)
Thanks to Matthew Gherman of Edward R. Murrow High School in Brooklyn, New York for joining me recently on the NGPF podcast show. Matt teaches Honors Economics, AP Macro Economics and College Now Business Administration and is the Personal Finance Coordinator at Murrow (sounds like a busy guy!). Matt recently received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award for his work incorporating personal finance into his economics curriculum ((Darren Gurney, another Sloan recipient appeared on our blog show previously).
Listen to this podcast to hear Matt’s insights on:
- How he makes credit scores compelling for his students
- The Junior Heroes program he leads which trains high school students to teach personal finance to elementary school students
- How his school adapts their personal finance curriculum for their special needs students
- Investing advice he gives his students
About the Author
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.