Top Posts of the Week on the Next Gen Personal Finance Blog
Here’s what people are reading this week on the Next Gen Personal Finance Blog:
- The Changing Nature of Investing: How Should We Rethink Teaching Our Students?
- Notes dramatic shift toward index investing and questions how best to teach students about the stock market
- Highlights concerns about the stock market game and the behaviors it rewards
- You Can’t Get this Credit Card Unless You Pass this Quiz!
- Read about a credit card that requires that students pass an online credit quiz
- Set up with low minimums to serve as starter card
- Fixed APR of 9.99%
- Why Internships Are So Important For College Students
- Increasingly employers looking at job experience, such as internships, in hiring college graduates
- Case Study: Paying for College
- Students learn the financial aid process by playing role of college counselor
- Two scenarios require students to apply their knowledge of financial aid
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.