The NGPF 9-Week Course is the perfect curriculum to use if you’re interested in using the Semester Course, but don’t have all that time! Covering 9 units, this course will introduce your students to a variety of personal finance topics and lay a solid foundation for them to build on. This is also a great course to use if you are teaching a summer session.

  • Diagnostic & Final exams
  • Exit Tickets for each lesson that can be used as a mini-quiz/formative assessment


NOTE: Lesson Guides, Answer Keys, Nearpod Lessons, and Nearpod Google Slides Templates are found below.

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View Taxes Unit Plan >

9WK-1.1 Taxes and Your Pay Stub

9WK-1.2 Teens and Taxes

9WK-1.3 The Tax Cycle & Job Paperwork

9WK-1.4 How to File Your Taxes

9WK-1.5 Completing the 1040

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9WK-2.1 How Checking Works

9WK-2.2 Beware of Banking Fees

9WK-2.3 Online Banking

9WK-2.4 Mobile Banking & Payment Apps

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9WK-3.1 Save Early & Often

9WK-3.2 The Challenges to Saving

9WK-3.3 Strategies to Save

9WK-3.4 Where to Save

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9WK-4.1 Paying for College 101

9WK-4.2 Applying for the FAFSA

9WK-4.3 Scholarships and Grants

9WK-4.4 Student Loans

9WK-4.5 Financial Aid Packages

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9WK-5.1 Intro to Credit

9WK-5.2 How Credit Cards Work

9WK-5.3 Young People & Credit Cards

9WK-5.4 Loan Fundamentals

9WK-5.5 Understanding Auto Loans

9WK-5.6 Student Loan Repayment

9WK-5.7 Financial Pitfalls

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9WK-6.1 Your Credit History

9WK-6.2 Read a Credit Report

9WK-6.3 Intro to Credit Scores

9WK-6.4 Why Credit Score Matters

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9WK-7.1 Investing Basics

9WK-7.2 Stocks, Bonds, & Mutual Funds

9WK-7.3 Index Funds & TDFs

9WK-7.4 Start Investing

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9WK-8.1 Insurance as Vital Risk Management

9WK-8.2 Auto Insurance

9WK-8.3 Health Insurance

9WK-8.4 Other Types of Insurance

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9WK-9.1 Case Study: How Do I Budget?

9WK-9.2 Budgeting 101

9WK-9.3 Create a Salary-Based Budget

9WK-9.4 Budgeting with Roommates