“Tim Talks To ” Podcast


Apr 18, 2024

Daniella Cardona

Vice President at the Royal Bank of Canada

Daniella discusses her formative experiences with money, highlighting how early challenges shaped her savvy financial instincts and career trajectory.

Investment Banking, Financial Independence

Apr 03, 2024

Rishi Vamdatt

Founder of Easy Peasy Finance

Rishi shares his content creation process, emphasizing the importance of making finance accessible and interesting.

Finance Content, AI, Financial Education

Mar 27, 2024

Sonia Castelan

Tax Professional

Sonia shares her journey from struggling with personal finances to becoming an expert in tax planning and preparation.

Tax Planning, Budgeting, Strategies

Mar 20, 2024

JL Collins

"Godfather" of the Financial Independence, Retire Early Movement

JL emphasizes the power of investing in low-cost index funds and the importance of a community in navigating the journey toward financial independence.

Investing, FIRE Movement

Mar 13, 2024

Nadia and Nicole

"The Wealth Twins"

Nadia and Nicole share their inspiring journey of overcoming financial struggles to pursue successful careers on Wall Street.

Saving, Investing, Wall Street

Mar 06, 2024

Val Chapman


Val and her students from Franklin Elementary showcase their entrepreneurial ventures.

Entrepreneurship, Financial Education Program

Feb 28, 2024

Jamila Souffrant

Founder of Journey To Launch

Jamila shares her journey from corporate life to financial literacy advocate, pursuing financial freedom.

Budgeting, Saving, Founder

Feb 20, 2024

Paul Merriman

Author and Investor

Paul shares his journey from a stockbroker to an advocate for financial literacy.

Investing, Index Funds, Retirement

Jan 31, 2024

Gordon Stein

Author of The Cashflow Workbook

Gordon shares practical tips for saving money without sacrificing lifestyle.

Saving, Budgeting, Author

Jan 24, 2024

Jason Brown

Author of It is Possible!

Jason discusses the student loan debt crisis.

Book, Paying for College, Financial Pitfalls

Jan 17, 2024

Sheila Bair

Former Chair of the FDIC

Sheila on the importance of financial education and consumer protection regulations.

FDIC, Financial Pitfalls, Banking

Jan 10, 2024

Jim Wasserman

Former Business Litigation Attorney

Jim on his approach to making economics relatable to students.

Behavioral Finance, Economics, Book

Jan 08, 2024

John Pelletier

Director of the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College

Pelletier on personal finance education policy.

Public Policy, Financial Literacy, Mission 2030

Jan 02, 2024

Daniel Hierbert and Aidan Ryan

Associate Professor of Financial Planning at Minnesota State University, Student

Dr. Hierbert and Aidan on the challenges tied to family finances.

Behavioral Finance, Saving, Financial Advising

Dec 19, 2023

Priscilla Guerra and Yra Climaco

Students (2023 Payback Challenge Winners)

Priscilla and Yra discuss their lessons from playing Payback.

Payback, Paying for College, Career

Dec 12, 2023

Rachel Labi

Co-Founder of Building Financial Freedom

Rachel on her journey through personal finance education.

Education, Internships, Social Entrepreneurship

Dec 05, 2023

Caleb Silver

Editor in Chief of Investopedia

Caleb on the in and outs of the stock market.

Investing, Saving, Investopedia

Nov 28, 2023

Hal Hershfield

Professor of Marketing, Behavioral Decision-Making and Psychology

Dr. Hershfield discusses key concepts from his book, "Your Future Self: How to Make Tomorrow Better Today."

Behavioral Finance, Book, Retirement

Nov 21, 2023

Greg Ratliff

Vice President at Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Greg shares Insights Into Strategic Philanthropy.

Philanthropy, Behavioral Finance, Sustainability

Nov 14, 2023

James Redelsheimer and Derek D'Angelo

Members of the Foundation for Economic Education

James and Derek on AI's role in teaching.

AI, Behavioral Finance, ChatGPT

Nov 07, 2023

Cara Macksoud

CEO of Money Habitudes

Cara on financial literacy and her experience as an ETF trader.

Investing, Games, Behavioral Finance

Oct 31, 2023

Crystina Cardozo

Real Estate Investor

Christina shares her financial strategies for building wealth.

Investing, Real Estate, Behavioral Finance

Oct 24, 2023

Chris Corinthian

Founder of FinLit University

Chris on his experience of working in higher education.

Paying for College, Student Loans, Saving

Oct 11, 2023

Ted Daniels

Founder of SFEPD

Ted on His Experience Creating a Financial Literacy Non-Profit.

Financial Literacy, Saving, Investing

Oct 04, 2023

Chris Temple and Zach Ingrasci

Co-Directors of This Is Not Financial Advice

Chris and Zach on Their New Financial Documentary, This is Not Financial Advice.

Financial Literacy, Behavioral Finance, Investing

Sep 27, 2023

Nick Magiulli's

Author of Breaking Down the Numbers

Nick's Take on Personal Finance and Investing.

Behavioral Finance, Investing, Book

Sep 20, 2023

Anthony Davenport

CEO of Regal Credit Management and Business Managers Forum

Anthony on Mastering Your Credit Score.

Credit, Mortgages, Debt

Sep 13, 2023

Julien and Kiersten Saunders

Founders of Rich & Regular

Julien and Kiersten on Finding YOUR Path to Wealth.

Behavioral Finance, Investing, Saving

Sep 08, 2023

Kevin Thompson

CEO and President of 9i Capital Group

Kevin on his journey from Baseball to Investing.

Investing, Financial Pitfalls, 401K

Sep 01, 2023

Nia Adams

Founder of Perspectives

Nia on her Entrepreneurial Journey.

Entrepreneurship, Career, Saving

Aug 25, 2023

Amanda Volz


Amanda Provides Some Back to School Tips and Tricks.

Back-To-School, Activities, Paying for College

Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Lindsay Gold and Mike Houston

Professor, Teacher

Dr. Gold and Mike give their perspective on how math fits into financial literacy education.

Math, Education

Aug 10, 2023

Melissa Jean-Baptiste

Author of So...This is Why I'm Broke!

Melissa shares her experience on how you can get students to think about their relationship with money.

Book, Behavioral Finance, Saving

Aug 03, 2023

Roman Hardgrave and Matt Hill

Head of Learning Design, Curriculum Designer

Roman and Matt talk about how you can use resources from Marginal Revolution University.


Jul 20, 2023

Anmol Mittal

Founder of Climate and Money

Anmol on Keeping GenZ Engaged.

Budgeting, Games, GenZ

Jul 13, 2023

Jonathan Clements

Founder and Editor of HumbleDollar

Jonathan speaks about his new book: My Money Journey

investing, retirement, 401(k), 403(b)

Jul 07, 2023

Ron Lieber

NYT Columnist

From the Archives: Ron talks about his book, The Price You Pay for College

paying for college, managing credit, students

Jun 28, 2023

Joe Mahavuthivanij

Founder of Go Boldly

Joe shares his thoughts about the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in personal finance education. 

AI, Fintech, Games

Jun 24, 2023

Ken Rusk

Author of Blue Collar Cash

Ken shares about his successful career in blue-collar work. 

career, alternatives to 4-year colleges

Jun 16, 2023

Eric Balchunas


From the archive: Eric describes Jack Bogle's legacy

Vanguard, investing, stocks

Jun 09, 2023

Jeff Desjardins

Founder of Visual Capitalist

Jeff talks about his books SIGNALS: Charting the New Direction of the Global Economy.

infographics, saving, entrepreneurship

Jun 02, 2023

Todd Schlanger

Senior Investment Strategist at Vangaurd

Todd shares his insight on how Vanguard became a leading global investment management firm.

investing, retirement, 401(k)

May 26, 2023

Zachary Baquet

Partner Success Manager at Wayfinder

Zach shares his insights on empowering teens through Social Emotional Learning (SEL).

SEL, budgeting, investing, saving

May 19, 2023

Yanely Espinal

Author of Mind Your Money

Yanely gives us a inside scoop on her new book "Mind Your Money'

author, MissBeHelpful, investing, budgeting

May 12, 2023

Mike Allen

Co-Founder of Axios

Mike talks about the forward-thinking Axios approach which is chronicled in Allen’s book, Smart Brevity. 

Investing, Entrepreneurship, Book

May 05, 2023

Hayley Hershman

Senior Producer

Haley talks about Marketplace’s New Show - Financially Inclined.

Students, Middle School, Resources

Apr 28, 2023

Berna Anat

Financial Hype Woman and Author of “Money Out Loud”

Berna talks about her new book and how she motivates young BIPOC everywhere.

managing credit, student loans, debt

Apr 21, 2023

David Klinker, Courtney Poquette, and Kerry Woodward

Student, Teacher, Nonprofit Advocate

Panel Discussion on Advocating for Financial Education.

Advocacy, Students, Panel

Apr 14, 2023

Dr. Carly Urban

Associate Professor of Economics

Dr. Urban talks about the Access to Financial Education Report.

Advocacy, Data, Math

Apr 07, 2023

Nikita Agrawal

Founder of FinPro World

Nikita Talks About Teaching Financial Literacy Through Coding.

Curriculum, Financial Literacy, Computer Science

Mar 31, 2023

Marc Russell

Founder of Betterwallet

Marc Talks About his Entrepreneurial Journey.

Career, Entrepreneurship, Investing

Mar 24, 2023

Amanda Chin-Yee and Jessica Patel

Director of Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, Head of Content and Learning Resources

Amanda and Jessica talk about the resources you can use from the Singleton Foundation.

Games, Saving, Behavioral Finance

Mar 17, 2023

Tim Ranzetta and Yanely Esipnal

NGPF Co-Founder, Director of Educational Outreach

Understanding the Silicon Valley Bank Crisis and Its Aftermath.

Saving, Investing, Banks, FDIC, Insurance

Mar 10, 2023

Cindy Zuniga-Sanchez


Cindy talks about her new book Overcoming Debt, Achieving Financial Freedom.

Saving, Investing, Financial Pitfalls, Debt

Mar 03, 2023

Richard Ellis

Executive Director at my529

Richard talks about saving for college.

Paying for College, 529 Plans, Saving

Feb 24, 2023

Mark Salisbury

Co-Founder of TuitionFit

Mark talks about the Current State of the College Marketplace.

Paying for College, Financial Aid, ROI

Feb 17, 2023

Jenny Nicholson and Jade Norwood

Creative Lead and Game Designer

Jenny and Jade talk about NGPF’s newest Arcade game, Crypto Craze.

Cryptocurrency, Crypto Craze, Games, Behavioral Finance

Feb 10, 2023

Julian and Kiersten Saunders


Julian and Kiersten talk about their book, Cashing Out.

Books, Saving, Investing, FIRE

Feb 03, 2023

Andrei Smith


Andrei Smith gives insight into the car market today.

Career, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Buying a Car

Jan 27, 2023

Mike Sheffer

Director of Education at the FoolProof Foundation

Mike talks about the FoolProof Foundation.

Career, Entrepreneurship, Education

Jan 20, 2023

Dan Sheeks


Dan Sheeks talks about his book, First to a Million.

Investing, Index Funds, FIRE

Jan 13, 2023

Libby Kurt and Rithvika Thunuguntia


Talktng to the 6th Annual Payback Challenge National Winners.

Paying for College, First-Gen Students, Payback

Jan 06, 2023

Carl Richards


Classic: Carl Richards talks about creating sketches to explain financial concepts.

Books, Behavioral Finance, Securities, Financial Planning

Dec 30, 2022

Robin Wigglesworth


Classic: Robin on the Growth of Index Funds.

Investing, Index Funds, Stocks

Dec 16, 2022

Vitaliy Katsenelson


Vitaliy talks about Investing, Life, and Philosophy.

Investing, Behavioral Finance, Book

Dec 09, 2022

Ella Gupta


High schooler Ella talks her book, Gen Z Money Sense.

Investing, Taxes, Book

Dec 02, 2022

Shareef "Ross Mac" McDonald

Investor and Educator

Shareef talks about bringing Wall Street to Main Street.

Investing, Wall Street, Documentary

Nov 25, 2022

Courtney Poquette, Jeanette Albert, and Elena Indman


Courtney, Jeanette, and Elena talk about teaching personal finance to refugee populations.

Credit Scores, ELL, Spanish

Nov 18, 2022

Z and Jill Thompson


Chris, Jill and Z discuss differentiation strategies for English Language Learners.

ELL, Spanish, Classroom

Nov 11, 2022

Amy Hollands


Amy talks about convincing Jack Bogle to write a book about mutual funds.

Investing, Mutual Funds, Book

Nov 04, 2022

Neziah Osayi, Ella Gupta, Jakob Diepenbrock, and Jasper Carter

Student Advocates

Neziah, Ella, Jakob and Jasper discuss student advocacy and the Real World Class Documentary.

Students, Advocacy, Investing

Oct 28, 2022

Dana Miranda

Founder of Healthy Rich

Dana talks about the importance of having a nuanced perspective on personal finance.

Budgeting, Behavioral Finance, Career

Oct 21, 2022

Dan Otter and Scott Dauenhauer

Founder of 403bwise, Author and Teacher Advocate

Dan and Scott talk about fixing teacher retirement plans.

Retirement, Investing, 403b

Oct 14, 2022

Christopher Rivas


Christopher shares insights from his book, Brown Enough.

Book, Paying for College, Financial Pitfalls

Oct 07, 2022

Gary Mottola

Research Director, Finra

Gary talks about financial capability in the U.S.

Investing, FinTech, Cryptocurrency

Sep 30, 2022

Yanely Espinal and Hayley Hershman

Director of Partnerships and Educational Outreach at NGPF and Development Producer at Marketplace

Yanely and Hayley discuss new teen podcast, Dear Future Me.

Budgeting, Teens, Behavioral Finance

Sep 23, 2022

Dr. Becky Rayburn-Reeves and David Condon

Assistant Professor and Editorial Director

Dr. Rayburn-Reeves and David talk about building games for NOVA Financial Labs.

Games, Behavioral Finance, Financial Pitfalls

Sep 17, 2022

Araceliz Gomes

Founder and CEO of The Latina Investor

Araceliz explains cryptocurrencies.

Investing, Cryptocurrency, Financial Pitfalls

Sep 09, 2022

Eric Balchunas


Eric describes Jack Bogle's legacy in his book, The Bogle Effect.

Book, Investing, Mutual Funds

Sep 02, 2022

Yanely Espinal

Director of Partnerships and Educational Outreach at NGPF

Yanely provides a behind the scenes look at FinCap Friday.

FinCap Friday, NGPF, Engagement

Aug 26, 2022

Abby Coyle and Katie Gracey

Cofounders of ClassEquity

Abby and Katie talk about the power of classroom economies.

Student Engagement, Classroom Economy, Entrepreneurship

Aug 20, 2022

Catie Hogan


Catie talks about how she believes personal finance can be funny.

Student Engagement, Cryptocurrency, Books, Social Media

Aug 13, 2022

Morgan Housel


Morgan Housel talks about the Psychology of Money. (Part 2)

Psychology of Money, Book, Cryptocurrency

Aug 05, 2022

Nika Booth

Founder of Debt Free Gonnabe

Nika talks about navigating the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.

Loans, Saving, Financial Pitfalls, Paying for College

Jul 29, 2022

Kyla Scanlon

Founder of Bread

Kyla talks about how she explains the economy and stock market in one minute or less on TikTok.

TikTok, Investing, Economy, Stock Market

Jul 22, 2022

Krystal Todd


Krystal talks about using TikTok to teach people about money.

TikTok, Saving, Investing

Jul 15, 2022

Patrick Cook-Deegan

CEO and founder of Wayfinder

Patrick talks about preparing K-12 students for purposeful lives.

Career, Curriculum, K-12

Jul 08, 2022

Dina and Tony Isola

Head of 403(b) Division at Ritholtz Wealth Management

Dina and Tony talk about their crusade to improve 403(b) plans.

Book, Investing, 403(b)

Jul 01, 2022

Morgan Housel


Morgan Housel talks about the Psychology of Money. (Part 1)

Psychology of Money, Book, Cryptocurrency

Jun 25, 2022

Chantel Chapman

Co-Founder of The Trauma of Money and Founder of What The Finances

Chantel talks about financial trauma.

Behavioral Finance, Relationships, Trauma

Jun 17, 2022

Nicolette DiMaggio


Nicolette talks about inspiring young investors through storytelling.

Investing, Books, Stock Market

Jun 10, 2022

Jaime Barajas

Senior College Success Manager at the Boys and Girls Club

Jaime talks about tips for first gen students navigating the college-going process.

Paying for College, First-Gen Students, Payback

Jun 06, 2022

Dr. Carly Urban

Associate Professor of Economics at MSU

Dr. Urban talks about the State of Financial Education in 2022.

Financial Education, Advocacy, Mission 2030

May 28, 2022

Amy Salamon and Diana Stein

CEO and Project Manager at Student Finance League

Amy and Diana talk about the language of money.

Behavioral Finance, Families

May 20, 2022

Richard Ellis

Executive Director at my529

Richard talks about college savings plans with Yanely.


Paying for College, Financial Aid, 529 plan

May 14, 2022

Nick Maggiulli

Author of Just Keep Buying

Nick talks about his new book and his data-driven approach to investing.

investing, author, market

May 07, 2022

Dr. Brad Klontz and Shani Tran


Dr. Klontz and Shani talk about using TikTok as a platform for financial education.

GenZ, TikTok, Behavioral Finance

May 02, 2022

Dr. Carly Urban, Demi Busatta Cabrera, and Jen Lehmann

Professor, Florida Representative, and Personal Finance Teacher

Panel Discussion on Increasing Access to Financial Education.

Personal Finance Requirement, High School, Florida

Apr 22, 2022

Carly Urban


Classic: Dr. Urban talks about her recent research showing positive impact of financial education

Research, Financial Education

Apr 16, 2022

Dr. Bruce Ross

Professor at University of Kentucky

Dr. Ross talks about how families shape our money attitudes and habits.

Behavioral Economics, Families, Saving

Apr 08, 2022

JL Collins


Classic: JL Collins talks about gaining financial independence through a simple approach to investing

Investing, Index Funds, Financial Independence

Apr 02, 2022

Michelle Singletary

Columnist for the Washington Post

Classic: Michelle reflects on her 30 year career as a personal finance columnist

Advocacy, Journalism, Policy

Mar 25, 2022

Bill Butler

CEO of Kachinga

Bill talks about teaching kids about money through his Kachinga app.

Allowance, Savings, Financial Literacy, Families

Mar 18, 2022

Tina Hay

CEO of Napkin Finance

Classic: Tina talks about distilling finance concepts onto a napkin.

Entrepreneurship, Paying for College, Compound interest, investing, FAFSA

Mar 11, 2022

Dr. Nicole Huff


Dr. Huff talks about the relationship between financial and mental health.

Mental Health, Financial Literacy, Families

Mar 04, 2022

Dan Sheeks


Dan talks about using the concept of financial independence to hook his high school students

Book, Investing, Real Estate

Feb 26, 2022

Akeiva and Meshack Ellis

Creators of "The Bemused"

Akeiva and Meshack talk about helping young adults make sense of money.

Young Adults, Financial Planning, Investing, Saving

Feb 18, 2022

Meaghan Maguire

Director of Partnerships at Desmos

Meaghan and NGPF's Kathryn Dawson and Dave Martin talk about making fun math activities.

Math, Desmos, Financial Algebra, Activities

Feb 11, 2022

Bill Thomason

Founder of the Wall Street Wizards Academy

Bill talks about bringing the world of investing to students of color

Investing, Cryptocurrency, Wall Street

Feb 05, 2022

Diondraya Taylor

Founder of Mindset and Milestones

Diondraya talks about equipping girls with entrepreneurial skills.

Entrepreneurship, Curriculum, Middle School

Jan 21, 2022

Patrick Geddes


Patrick discusses his book Transparent Investing.

Investing, Stocks, Books

Jan 14, 2022

Kerri Herrild


Kerri talks about the Giving Project.

Generosity, Philanthropy, Charity, Student Involvement

Jan 07, 2022

Mark Salisbury

CEO of TuitionFit

Classic: Mark of TuitionFit talks about increasing transparency of college pricing

Paying for College, Financial Aid, Award Letters

Jan 02, 2022

Ted Benna


Ted talks about the past, present and future of the 401(k).

Investing, 401(k), Books

Dec 23, 2021

Soraya Alexander

COO of Classy

Soraya talks about how the pandemic changed how Americans give to charity.

Generosity, Pandemic, Philanthropy, Charity

Dec 17, 2021

Mary Rossi

Director of Financial Inclusion and U.S. Partnerships

Mary talks about her creative approaches to financial empowerment

Entrepreneurship, Financial Empowerment, Books, Art

Dec 10, 2021

Rick Ferri

Financial Consultant

Rick talks about his journey from stock broker to financial consultant.

Investing, Index Funds, Stocks, Brokers

Dec 03, 2021

Dan Sheeks


Dan talks about using Financial Independence (FI) as hook to engage students.

Investing, Entrepreneurship, Financial Independence

Nov 26, 2021

Robin Wigglesworth


Robin talks about his book, Trillions: How a Band of Wall Street Renegades Invented the Index Fund and Changed Finance Forever.

Investing, Index Funds, Stocks, Books

Nov 19, 2021

John Rekenthaler

VP of Research at Morningstar

John talks about how mutual fund investing has changed in past three decades.

Investing, Mutual Funds, Index Funds, Books

Nov 12, 2021

Patrick Geddes

Author, Entrepreneur

Patrick talks about his entrepreneurial journey and his forthcoming book, Transparent Investing.

Books, Investing, Entrepreneurship, Career

Nov 05, 2021

Tanya Menendez

Founder of Snowball Wealth

Tanya talks about how she is simplifying student loan repayment at Snowball Wealth.

Student Loans, Paying for College, Debt, Financial Pitfalls

Oct 29, 2021

Rohan Gupta

Founder of StreetFins

Rohan talks about what it takes to start a financial education company.

FinEd, Education, StreetFins, Career

Oct 22, 2021

Carl Richards

Financial Planner and Author

Carl talks about creating sketches to explain financial concepts.

Books, Behavioral Finance, Securities, Financial Planning

Oct 16, 2021

Kevin Carter

Investor and Entrepreneur

Kevin talks about how investment products have innovated over the last 20 years.

Investing, Emerging Markets, Index Funds, ETFs, eInvesting

Sep 24, 2021

Jakob Diepenbrock

Founder of the Young Investors Network

Jakob talks about starting the Young Investors Network.

Investing, Entrepreneurship, High Schooler, Index Funds

Sep 17, 2021

Mark Herschberg

Author, Educator, & Entrepreneur

Mark talks about his new book, The Career Toolkit.

career, soft skills, communication

Sep 10, 2021

Kevin Matthews


Kevin talks about his book "Burning to Blueprint: Rebuilding Black Wall Street After a Century of Silence".

Book, Wall Street, Advocacy, Racial Inequality

Sep 03, 2021

Eric Smith

Financial Literacy Coach

Eric talks about his mission to help student-athletes learn to manage their money.

Student-Athletes, Financial Literacy, Career, NCAA

Aug 27, 2021

Michelle Singletary

Journalist at the Washington Post

Michelle reflects on her 30 year career as a personal finance columnist.

Advocacy, Journalism, Policy

Aug 20, 2021

Ennie Lim

Co-Founder of HoneyBee

Ennie talks about how to improve financial wellness in the workplace.

Entrepreneurship, Saving, FinTech

Jul 30, 2021

Lila Somvanshi, Matthew Tactacan & Penelope Tejada


Three RI High School students talk about their experience advocating for financial education.

Advocacy, Students, Legislation

Jul 16, 2021

Micah Bender

FinEd Educator

Micah on how new NCAA regulations increase need for financial education.

Financial Literacy, Sports, Advocacy

Jul 09, 2021

Kelly Lannan

Vice President, Young Investors at Fidelity

Kelly talks about Gen Z investing trends.

Investing, Social Media, Fidelity

Jul 02, 2021

Ella Gupta


Author and Gen Zer Ella gives some money lessons for her generation.

Fintech Apps, Gen Z, Investing

Jun 25, 2021

Rishi Vamdatt

Founder of Easy Peasy Finance

Rishi talks about index funds, the power of compounding returns and the process of opening a brokerage account at only 11 years old!

Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship

Jun 18, 2021

Sitara Nieves and Jed Kim

Executive Director of On-Demand at Marketplace and the host of Million Bazillion

Sitara  and Jed talk Season 2 of the Million Bazillion Podcast.

Financial Literacy, Podcast, Investing

Jun 11, 2021

Ted Daniels

Founder of the Society for Financial Education and Professional Development

Ted talks about building financial capability at HBCUs.

Advocacy, Stock Market, Investing

Jun 04, 2021

Meghan Rabuse

The Family Finance Mom

Meghan talks about her investing expertise which came from stints at a leading Wall Street investment bank and hedge fund.

Financial Literacy, Investing, Cryptocurrencies

May 28, 2021

Julie Beckham

Financial Education Officer

Julie talks about her award-winning program, the questions she hears most often from students, and how to establish presence in the classroom.

Music, Classroom, Teacher, Entrepreneurship

May 21, 2021

Don O'Neal

Equity Portfolio Manager at Capital Group

Don O'Neal on the value of investing for the long-term.

Investing, Stocks

May 14, 2021

Dr. David Weill

Transplant Surgeon and Author

Dr. David Weill on restoring work-life balance after a career in transplant medicine.

Career, Work-Life Balance

May 07, 2021

Bill Bernstein

Financial Theorist, Author, and Neurologist

Bill talks about his new book Delusions of Crowds, Gamestop, cryptocurrency, and more.

Investing, Behavioral Finance

Apr 30, 2021

Sharon Epperson

Correspondent for CNBC

Sharon Epperson on why personal finance education matters.

Financial Literacy, Advocacy

Apr 24, 2021

Eva Yazhari

Eva Yazhari, Co-Founder and CEO of Beyond Capital

Eva describes her approach to impact investing.

Entrepreneurship, Investing

Apr 17, 2021

Dr. Mordecai Brownlee

Vice President of Student Success at St. Philip's College

Dr. Brownlee talks about about increasing financial capability and shares several inspiring student success stories.

Advocacy, Financial Literacy

Apr 12, 2021

Mary Clare Peate and Roman Hardgrave

Marginal Revolution University

Mary and Roman discuss their economics curriculum, a cool tool called EconInbox.

Economics, Financial Literacy

Apr 02, 2021

Donna Wang Su

Associate Director of Operations/Program Manager at the Farley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation

Donna will share challenges that entrepreneurs and college students face in managing their personal finances.

Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship, College

Mar 26, 2021

Jake Cousineau


Jake talks about why he decided to write his book "How to Adult" and what he hopes to accomplish with it.

Personal Finance, Behavioral Finance

Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Naomi Zewde


Dr. Zewde explains her research on Baby Bonds and how they may be used to close the racial wealth gap.

Bonds, Racial Inequality

Mar 12, 2021

Kiara Slayton

Personal Finance Teacher and Basketball Coach at Palm Beach Gardens Community High School (FL)

Kiara shares her approach to grabbing students' attention and why she weaves an aspirational tone to her teaching.

Advocacy, Elective, LinkedIn

Mar 06, 2021

Örn Valdimarsson

Fin-Ed Advocate

Örn describes what topics he prioritizes in his classroom as well as the bigger picture on the state of financial education in Iceland. 

Financial Literacy, Iceland

Feb 27, 2021

Ty Allan Jackson and Dr. Abdullah Al-Bahrani

Author and Associate Professor

Ty and Abdullah talk about their collaboration that led to a curriculum built around the Danny Dollar Millionaire Extraordinaire.

book, Black History Month, Entrepreneurship, Investing, K-5

Feb 19, 2021

Armita Hosseini and Andrew Diep-Tran

High School Students

Listen to Armita discuss why she wrote a book and hear from Andrew about his motivation to start a non-profit. 

Advocacy, Fin-Ed, Financial Education

Feb 12, 2021

Ron Lieber

NY Times Columnist

Ron Lieber returns to the podcast to discuss his latest book, The Price You Pay for College.

Paying for College, Student Loans, Loans, Book

Feb 06, 2021

Paul Merriman

Author and Entrepreneur

Paul discusses several of the ideas from his book, We're Talking Millions.

Investing, Stocks, Stocks, Book

Jan 29, 2021

Jeff York

The Millionaire Custodian

Jeff talks about the importance of financial literacy and his path to becoming a millionaire.

career, budgeting, investing, custodian

Jan 22, 2021

Alexandra Hovdestad and Andrew Tomlinson

Payback Challenge National Winners

Alexandra and Andrew talk about participating in the Payback Challenge.

advocacy, paying for college, Payback Challenge

Jan 15, 2021

Kasey Ng

Bonds Trader

Kasey talks about working on Wall Street and the importance of internships.

investing, bonds

Jan 12, 2021

Gene Natali

Author and Entrepreneur

Gene discusses his new book, The Missing Second Semester, and the exciting news about his new company, Troutwood.

behavioral finance, advocacy, FinTech

Dec 31, 2020

Ryan Harris

Former NFL Player

Ryan talks about how financial education changes lives.

saving, budgeting, NFL

Dec 27, 2020

Adam Carroll

Producer of Broke, Busted and Disgusted

Adam discusses the importance of educating young people about student debt.

paying for college, student debt, student loans

Dec 18, 2020

Ed Flack

CEO of Wize-Up

Ed talks about his path to teaching personal finance in the UK

paying for college, UK

Dec 11, 2020

Dr. Bruce Ross

Financial Therapist

Dr. Ross discusses how money and good relationships are intertwined.

behavioral finance, financial therapist

Dec 05, 2020

Susan Stinson, Carin Zinter, Carrie Hentz

Teacher Entrepreneurs

Susan, Carin and, Carrie talk about their stories as teacher entrepreneurs. 

entrepreneurship, teaching, career

Nov 28, 2020

Carolyn Cooper and Pranav

Personal Finance Educator and Student

Carolyn and Pranav talk about their passion for personal finance.

investing, saving, index funds

Nov 23, 2020

Bob Swift

Founder of TCI Wealth Advisors

Bob talks about the 3rd Decade program.

advocacy, financial advisor

Nov 13, 2020

Dina Isola and Scott Dauenhauer

403(b) and 457 Plan Experts

Dina and Scott discuss 403(b) and 457 retirement plans.

investing, behavioral finance, saving, retirement

Nov 06, 2020

CJ MacDonald

Founder of Step

CJ talks about building a banking solution for kids.

entrepreneurship, budgeting, banking

Oct 31, 2020

Mark Schug and Dan Otter

403(b) Experts

Mark and Dan discuss financial fitness for teachers.

investing, teachers, economics

Oct 23, 2020

Tanya Battista, Jenny Trieu and Heidi Robison


Educators discuss the value of NGPF Certification Courses

professional development, certification courses

Oct 16, 2020

Dr. Ashley Whillans

Author and HBS Professor

Dr. Whillans discusses the relationship between time, money, and happiness

budgeting, behavioral finance

Oct 09, 2020

Dr. Pat Page and Bill Dwight

FinLit Tech Experts

Dr. Page and Bill discuss teens, FinLit tech, and parents.

saving, checking, tech

Oct 02, 2020

Shauntel Garvey and Jennifer Carolan

Reach Capital

Shauntel and Jennifer discuss trends in educational technology.

investing, edtech, venture capital

Sep 25, 2020

Zach Blattner

Relay Graduate School of Education

Zach shares his tips and techniques on the craft of teaching remotely.

teaching strategies, teaching remotely, engagement

Sep 18, 2020

Jenny Nicholson

Group Creative Director at McKinney

Jenny gives us the "inside scoop" on how the NGPF Arcade games are made.

arcade, paying for college, teaching strategies

Sep 12, 2020

Abby Alcala and Tara Kelley

NGPF Math Summer Team

Abby and Tara introduce the NGPF's new Math Collection.

math, activities, curriculum

Sep 11, 2020

Morgan Housel

Author and Columnist

Morgan talks about his new book, The Psychology of Money.

investing, behavioral finance, index funds

Sep 04, 2020

Ron Lieber

NY Times Columnist and Author

Ron talks about his upcoming book, Price You Pay for College

paying for college, student loans

Aug 27, 2020

Angie Leung and Vidula Mannem

Students at Lexington High School (MA)

Angie and Vidula share their advocacy journey.

advocacy, behavioral finance

Aug 22, 2020

Sitara Nieves and Jed Kim

Million Bazillion

Sitara and Jed talk about what goes on behind the scenes of Million Bazillion.

Million Bazillion, family, podcast

Aug 09, 2020

Mark Salisbury

Co-Founder of TuitionFit

Mark talks about how he is working to increase the transparency of college pricing

paying for college, net price calculator

Aug 01, 2020

Erin Lowry

Author of Broke Millennial

Erin talks about her book series, Broke Millenial

Investing, Saving, Career, Broke Millenial

Jul 24, 2020

Eric Tyson


Eric talks about his new book Paying for College for Dummies

paying for college, financial advisors, custodial accounts

Jul 24, 2020

Ryan Craig and Eric Tyson

Venture Investor and Personal Finance Guru

Ryan Craig and Eric Tyson discuss both alternatives to college as well as keeping costs down if you do choose to go.

Paying for College, Alternatives to 4-year Colllege, Paying for college, Alternatives, 4-year College, College

Jul 17, 2020

Stuart Draper and Brian Bean


Stuart and Brian talk about their product, Mimic Personal Finance

classroom economy, digital marketing, simulation

Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Ashley Bowers

English Teacher

Dr. Bowers discusses how she incorporated personal finance topics into her English class

personal finance, high school, English

Jul 03, 2020

Tara Falcone

Founder of ReisUp

Tara shares with us her motivations to start ReisUp

paying for college, entrepreneurship, finance

Jun 26, 2020

Winston Justice

Former NFL Player

Winston talks about his passion for financial education

investing, careers, NFL

Jun 12, 2020

Kartik and Gautam

Co-Founders of Financing the Future

Kartik and Gautam share why they believe personal finance is essential 

paying for college, investing, high school

Jun 06, 2020

Bolun Li

Co-Founder of Zogo Finance

Bolun talks how his business's incentivizes financial literacy

entrepreneurship, technology

May 29, 2020

Jean Chatzky

Author and Columnist

Jean shares her insights on how aspects of our financial lives have been changed by the coronavirus

budgeting, saving,, investing

May 22, 2020

Meredith Curry

Founder of AdvancED Consulting

Mer shares her knowledge on the financial aid process

paying for college, student loans

May 15, 2020

Kavya Ravikanti

Founder of Young, Not Broke

Kavya talks about helping fellow college students with their finances

advocacy, paying for college

May 08, 2020

Dwayne Hendricks

Former NFL Player

Dwayne talks about his path from the NFL to the classroom

investing, savings, football

May 01, 2020

Carly Urban

Associate Professor of Economics

Carly talks about her recent research on the positive impact of financial education. 

advocacy, research

Apr 24, 2020

Amanda Volz and Brian Page

NGPF Fellows

Amanda and Brian talk about assessing student performance remotely

assessments, teaching strategies, remote

Apr 17, 2020

Ikenna Okoro

NGPF Summer Intern

Ikenna explains why personal finance is important to him

advocacy, paying for college, student loans, Kenna's Korner

Apr 10, 2020

Zach Blattner

Asst. Professor of Practice

Zach discusses the best practices for teaching online

teaching strategies, Zoom, Nearpod

Apr 02, 2020

Joy Tavano, Kerri Herrild, and James Redelsheimer

NGPF Fellows

Three NGPF fellows talk about their transition to teaching remotely

assessments, teaching strategies

Mar 27, 2020

Brian Page and Amanda Volz

NGPF Fellows

Brian and Amanda share tips on teaching remotely

saving, investing, teaching strategies

Mar 13, 2020

Jonathan Clements

Author and Blogger at HumbleDollar

Jonathan offers his perspective on the recent market tumult

investing, budgeting, saving, index funds

Mar 06, 2020

Lazetta Braxton

Financial Planner

Lazetta provides important financial tips

investing, budgeting, financial planning

Feb 28, 2020

Teresa Pelletier

Senior Director of Community Relations at Fidelity

Teresa describes how Fidelity helps improve financial education

advocacy, Fidelity, teaching strategies

Feb 21, 2020

Rob Massimi

Teacher at Bronx High School of Science

Rob talks about his approach to teaching personal finance in his Econ course

investing, paying for college, economics

Feb 14, 2020

Roger Lowenstein


Roger discusses his exhaustive research on Warren Buffet

investing, index funds, Warren Buffet

Feb 07, 2020

John Lim

Radiologist and Author

John talks about writing a personal finance book as a doctor

saving, investing,

Jan 31, 2020

Camilo Maldonado

Co-Founder of The Finance Twins

Camilo discusses his personal finance website, The Finance Twins

investing, budgeting, entrepreneurship

Jan 24, 2020

Rob Phelan

Teacher at Catoctin High School (MD)

Rob talks about his "scorecard" concept 

entrepreneurship, curriculum, teacher

Jan 17, 2020

National Winners of the PAYBACK Challenge Part 1

High School Students from across the U.S.

Students discuss the impact that playing PAYBACK has had on their mindset of college and their financial future.

paying for college, scholarship, PAYBACK Challenge

Jan 10, 2020

Demetria Gallegos

News Editor at The Wall Street Journal

Demetria shares with us the 9 myths about credit scores. 

managing credit, types of credit,

Jan 03, 2020

Anisha Reddy

High School Student

Anisha discusses her earliest start-up ventures and her passion for financial education. 


Dec 27, 2019

Todd Hoadley

Superintendent of Dublin City Schools (OH)

Todd talks about making personal finance a requirement in his district

advocacy, community engagement

Dec 20, 2019

Rod Griffin

Rod discusses the current landscape for credit reports and scores

managing credit, types of credit, credit reports, credit scores

Dec 13, 2019

Martin Van Der Werf

Associate Director at CEW Georgetown

Martin discusses his CEW's report "A First Try at ROI"

paying for college, research, student loans

Dec 06, 2019

Amobi Okugo

Professional Soccer Player

Amobi talks about how he is leading the frugal athlete movement

budgeting, saving, investing, soccer, athlete

Nov 29, 2019

Melissa Santoyo

Student at Northwestern University

Melissa describes the challenges that first-gen students face

paying for college, FAFSA, financial aid

Nov 22, 2019

Andy Rachleff

Executive Chairman at Wealthfront

Andy discusses self-driving money and Wealthfront's new features

investing, checking, savings, robo-investing

Nov 15, 2019

Greg Carson

Teacher at Father Ryan High School

Greg talks about how he changed a future pro football player's life

budgeting, football, teaching strategies

Nov 08, 2019

Vincent Branch

NGPF Fellow

Vincent talks about his passion for financial education

budgeting, teaching strategies, featured teachers

Nov 01, 2019

Luis Perez

Founder of Remoov

Luis talks about his experience in the start-up world

entrepreneurship, paying for college, Remoov

Oct 25, 2019

Shawn Dilly

Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Support for Jefferson County Schools (WV)

Shawn discusses the importance of developing employability skills 

career, advocacy, administration

Oct 18, 2019

Liz Frazier

Author and Financial Planner

Liz talks about her new book Beyond Piggy Banks and Lemonade Stands 

budgeting, saving, checking, book

Oct 11, 2019

Aleta Smith

Community Relations Specialist at Excite Credit Union

Aleta discusses the importance of financial education for foster youth

paying for college, managing credit, credit unions, banks

Oct 04, 2019

Yanely Espinal

Director of Educational Outreach at NGPF

Yanely talks about her visits to NYC High Schools

advocacy,, FinCap Friday, behind the scenes

Sep 27, 2019

National Winners of the PAYBACK Challenge Part 2

Winners of 2018 Essay Contest

Students discuss the impact that playing PAYBACK has had on their mindset of college and their financial future.

paying for college, payback, scholarship

Sep 20, 2019

Burton Malkiel

Professor and Author

Professor Malkiel talks about his book, A Random Walk Down Wall Street

investing, index funds

Sep 13, 2019

Dan Otter and Scott Dauenhauser

Founders of 403(b) Wise

Dan and Scott talk about the 403(b) plan

investing, teaching strategies,, 403(b)

Sep 06, 2019

Michael Horn

Author of Choosing College

Michael discusses the college decision-making process

paying for college, research, book

Aug 30, 2019

Barbara O'Neil

Professor at Rutgers Cooperative Extension

Barbara discusses the financial education landscape

advocacy, college, middle school

Aug 23, 2019

Trisha DeBacco

Personal Finance Teacher at Webster Schroeder HS (NY)

Trisha shares how she increased access to financial education in her district

advocacy, best practices

Aug 16, 2019

Thom Gibson and Mike Franz

Teachers with Classroom Economies

Thom and Mike discuss how they developed classroom economies

economics, activities, classroom economy

Aug 09, 2019

Andrei Smith

Car Salesman and Entrepreneur

Andrei shares his observations regarding the car industry

budgeting, behavioral finance, purchase decisions

Aug 02, 2019

Don Dutkowsky

Professor of Economics at Syracuse University

Don discusses his passion for financial education

investing, professional develpment, university, college

Jul 26, 2019

Scott Glasgow

Founder of FinMango

Scott shares his inspiration for FinMango

entrepreneurship, career, philanthropy

Jul 19, 2019

Preenon Huq

Young Professional

Preenon talks about his rewarding career path after high school

careers, saving, employment, philanthropy

Jul 05, 2019

Alero Awoyemi

Executive Director of Proshare Foundation

Alero talks about the current state of financial education in Nigeria. 

financial literacy, credit, saving, investing, Nigeria

Jun 28, 2019

Phil McGilvray

Churchill Fellow

Phil shares lessons from his three-country financial education tour

professional development, digital resources, resources, Canada, United Kingdom

Jun 21, 2019

Anna Sofio and Carly Laknahur

Student Advocates from Reading High School (OH)

Anna and Carly talk about the paper they wrote titled "Balancing American Education" 

advocacy, high school, students

Jun 14, 2019

Marc, Julie, and Gary

Iowa Student Loan

Marc Hendel, Julie Cahalan, and Gary Adams describe how they served their local community. 

student loans, paying for college, Iowa, middle school

Jun 07, 2019

Doug Lynam

Money Manager

Doug describes his transition from monk to a money manager

investing, behavioral finance, money manager, financial advisor

May 31, 2019

Alex Todd

Personal Finance Teacher at Elizabethtown High School (KY)

Alex describes how he achieved his goal of making personal finance education a graduation requirement

Advocacy, Teacher, Graduation Requirement

May 24, 2019

Gene Natali

Author of The Missing Semester

Gene shares his book The Missing Semester and the impact it has on students

Investing, Advocacy, Behavioral Finance, Author

May 17, 2019

Evan Marwell

CEO and Founder of EducationSuperHighWay

Evan shares how EducationSuperHighway brought high-speed broadband to America's schools

Entrepreneurship, Advocacy, Internet, Technology

May 10, 2019

Tina Hay

Founder and CEO of Napkin Finance

Tina describes the challenges of simplifying finance concepts to fit on a napkin

Entrepreneurship, Paying for College, Compound interest, investing, FAFSA

May 03, 2019

Tonya Van Court

Founder and CEO of Goalsetter

Tonya describes how Goalsetter is helping early savers become lifelong savers 

Saving, behavioral finance, finTech, habits

Apr 26, 2019

Nic Manogue

Personal finance teacher at Milton High School (WI)

Nic shares his capstone Academic and Career Plan that every student at his school completes

Career, Paying for College, Student loans

Apr 19, 2019

Investing Panel with Jonathan Clements and Bill Bernstein in March 2019

Bill and Jonathan share their insights from a lifetime of studying markets and investor psychology

Investing, Index funds, STAX, stock market game, behavioral finance

Apr 12, 2019

Troy Murphy

Former NBA Star starting Financial Advisory firm

Troy shares the motivation behind his new financial advisory firm and his commitment to financial capability 

Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship, philanthropy

Apr 05, 2019

Ignacio Aguirre

Founder of Snowball Financial Education

Ignacio shares his entrepreneurial journey and his passion to gamify financial education. 

Personal finance, Games, simulations, budgeting, investing

Mar 29, 2019

Merve Lapus

Common Sense Education

Merve describes Common Sense Education's digital literacy initiatives. 

Personal finance, Digital literacy

Mar 22, 2019

Mike Sheffer

Director of Education at FoolProof

Mike describes how FoolProof's approach creates savvy consumers. 

Personal Finance, Online curriculum

Mar 15, 2019

Mike McQuarrie

Headmaster at Erskine Academy

Mike describes how personal finance education has become a key selling point for his private school. 

Advocacy, Admin perspectives

Mar 08, 2019

Jeff Wright

Asst. Superintendent, Sauk Prairie School District (WI)

Jeff describes how he galvanized the business community to support career readiness efforts in his district

Personal Finance, Advocacy, collaboration with local business community

Mar 01, 2019

Deb Janke

Principal at Lomira High School (WI)

Deb describes the impact of financial education on her high school and community

Personal finance, Advocacy, graduation requirement

Feb 22, 2019

Arun Rao

CEO and Co-Founder of Starbutter

Arun describes the impact of artificial intelligence and machine learning on the financial services field

Fintech, Artificial intelligence, machine learning, mortgages, credit cards

Feb 15, 2019

Marcy Reyes

Founder of Financial Literacy Youth Initiative

Marcy describes the inspiration behind her financial literacy start-up helping Rhode Island students

Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship

Feb 08, 2019

Justin Draeger

NASFAA President and CEO

Justin returns to the podcast to discuss recent trends in college financial aid

Paying for College, Student loans

Feb 01, 2019

Dan Rosensweig

Chegg President and CEO

Dan shares his entrepreneurial journey and how Chegg seeks to "realign the educational system" to meet student needs. 


Jan 25, 2019

Jessica Endlich, Laura Levine, & John Pelletier

NGPF’s Co-Founder, Jump$tart's President and CEO, & Champlain College’s Director of Financial Literacy

These 3 changemakers discussed the current state of financial literacy in the U.S. and what they're doing to make a change.

changemakers, financial literacy, financial education,

Jan 18, 2019

National Winners of the PAYBACK Challenge Part I

High School Students from across the U.S.

Students discuss the impact that playing PAYBACK has had on their mindset of college and their financial future.

college, scholarship, PAYBACK Challenge,

Jan 11, 2019

Debbie Pierce & Alyssa Wooten

Colorado Changemakers

These Coloradans are focused on making a positive impact at the state level.

Colorado education, schools, state level change,

Jan 04, 2019

Renee Wasinger

Educator at Olathe South High School (KS)

Renee's "real-world" classroom helps prepare students for their financial future!

project-based learning, teaching, students, classroom,

Dec 28, 2018

Jim Wasserman

Retired Educator

Jim reflects on his time as an educator and how he brought his classroom to life!

education, creativity, classroom, teaching,

Dec 21, 2018

Kelly Lannan

Director of Young Investors at Fidelity Investments

Kelly describes results of the Fidelity Millennial Money Survey


Dec 14, 2018

Nick Murja

Educator at Palo Duro High School (Amarillo, TX)

Nick describes how he brings real-life experiences into his classroom. 


Dec 07, 2018

Jerry Nemorin

LendStreet Founder and CEO

Hear Jerry discuss the origin story of LendStreet and what the company is doing to help consumers today


Nov 30, 2018

Gary Greenwood

Award-Winning Educator Gary Greenwood of Fluvanna County High School (VA)

Get a behind-the-scenes look at Gary's classroom economy!

podcast, educator,

Nov 23, 2018

Aaron Standish

K-12 Personal Finance Coordinator at Palm Beach County Schools

Aaron describes his approach to building financial capability at scale in his district

Personal finance education, implementation,

Nov 16, 2018

Matt Kasman

Brookings Institution

Matt shares the findings from his research report about the state of financial education

Financial Education, Policy, Legislation

Nov 09, 2018

Paul Merriman

Investor and Educator

Paul shares lessons from a lifetime of educating investors.

Investing, Index funds, financial education

Nov 02, 2018

Whitney Hansen

Money Coach

Whitney describes her approach as a money coach to help her clients achieve financial independence

Personal finance, Debt management, behavioral finance

Oct 26, 2018

Rachel Schneider

co-Author of Financial Diaries

Rachel gives an insider perspective on the people who made Financial Diaries possible.

author, financial diaries, personal finance, money management

Oct 19, 2018

Nick Maggiuli

Financial Writer & Analyst

Nick combined his love of markets with his gift for writing about finance to start his blog, Of Dollars & Sense.

financial writer, wealth management, finance,

Oct 12, 2018

Gwen Tulin & Victoria Golden

Founder/Artistic Director & Program Director of Brain Arts Production

Gwen & Victoria bring their passion for financial literacy to center stage in classrooms across the Chicago area.

financial education, theater productions, budgeting,

Oct 05, 2018

Morgan Housel

Financial Writer & Blogger

Morgan talks about his writing career and gives some insight on his favorite posts to date.

personal finance, financial blogger, money management,

Sep 28, 2018

Cindi Witt

Community Relations Coordinator at Unison Credit Union

Cindi advocates for more financial education in the classroom.

personal finance, credit union, financial education,

Sep 21, 2018

Jonathan Clements

Author & Blogger or Humble Dollar

Jonathan gives an inside scoop on his latest book, From Here to Financial Happiness: Enrich Your Life in Just 77 Days.

personal finance, author, financial happiness, podcast

Sep 14, 2018

Brandon Brumage

Author of "Strugglehood: A Practical Guide for Financial Situations No One Bothered Teaching Us"

Brandon shares his book, Strugglehood, and hopes that his words of wisdom will help students prepare for the rest of their financial lives.

author, personal finance, money lessons,

Sep 07, 2018

Tadas Viskanta

Financial Blogger

Tadas has curated the financial press for over a decade and teaches us how to be better media consumers in this podcast.

Investing, Index Funds, Emerging Markets, Media literacy

Aug 31, 2018

Brian Page

NGPF Fellow, Educator at Reading High School (Ohio)

In his third annual Back-to-School podcast, Brian shares resources and ideas that excite him for the new school year. 


Aug 24, 2018

Brenda Campbell

SecureFutures CEO

Brenda shares what she has learned about building financial capability through education and mentoring services that her organization provides. 

Personal Finance, Money mentors, Wisconsin financial education requirement, financial capability non-profits

Aug 17, 2018

Tiffany Zachmeier

Financial Educator at Bay Federal Credit Union

Tiffany describes how her work at Bay Federal Credit Union makes a difference in the community.

Budgeting, Credit, Credit Union, Personal Finance Education

Aug 10, 2018

Andy Davidson

Founder of FiCycle

Andy describes how he built a math curriculum to improve financial capability. 

Math, Entrepreneurship, Personal Finance education

Aug 03, 2018

Steve Schullo

403(b) Crusader and Author

Steve shares how he became a "Late Bloomer Millionaire" and why he advocates for better 403(b) plans

Investing, Retirement, 403(b) plans, index funds

Jul 27, 2018

Steve Kautz

Passionate Educator and Advocate

Listen to Steve share his insights on how you can build a winning personal finance program at your school 

Personal Finance, Economics,

Jul 20, 2018

Kristy Shen and Bryce Leung

Canadian's Youngest Retirees

Kristy and Bryce share their money tips that enabled them to retire at 31

Budgeting, Investing, Index Funds

Jul 13, 2018

Chris Banks

Founder of Banksgiving

Chris discusses his passion project: to increase the financial capability of Philadelphia youth.

Non-profit, Financial Capability, Entrepreneurship,

Jul 06, 2018

Maggie Robles

Educator at Centennial High School (Corona, CA)

Maggie shares the secrets behind growing her financial math class from 75 students to 200! 

Financial Math, Credit Scores,

Jun 29, 2018

J.L. Collins

Author of The Simple Path to Wealth

J.L. discusses the financial independence movement and how to simplify investment plans

Investing, Index Funds, Financial Independence,

Jun 22, 2018

Melissa Fries

Executive Director at Making Waves Foundation

Melissa discusses what it takes to run an effective college access and success program in Richmond, California. 

Paying for College, Student Loans, College Access,

Jun 15, 2018

Alex Tabarrok

Economics Professor and Marginal Revolution U Co-Founder

Alex discusses his research findings and online education endeavors

Personal Finance, Economics, behavioral finance

Jun 08, 2018

Ted Beck

CEO of National Endowment for Financial Education (NEFE)

Ted reflects on his successful tenure leading NEFE

Personal Finance, Trends

Jun 01, 2018

Charley Ellis

Investing Legend

Charley shares his insights from his career in investment management 


May 25, 2018

Jeff Snyder

Educator at Wayne Valley High School (NJ)

Listen to how this passionate educator teaches difficult concepts to his students at their level!


May 18, 2018

Dan Otter and Scott Dauenhauer

403(b)Wise Founders

Enjoy what these two advocates have to say about changing the 403(b) plan for the better!

403(b), teachers, retirement, investing, index funds,

May 11, 2018

FinTech Panel at NGPF Summit (March 2018)

Panelists from FamZoo, Raise.me and Stockpile describe how their products help students 


May 04, 2018

Meb Faber

Student of the Markets

You will enjoy this conversation with a real student of the markets! 


Apr 27, 2018

Melody Harvey

Financial Education Researcher

Melody shares her research findings about impact of financial education

Personal Finance, Research, High-risk borrowing

Apr 20, 2018

Behavioral Finance Panel at NGPF Summit with Meir Statman and Terry Odean

Two behavioral finance pioneers at NGPF 2018 Summit

Investing, Behavioral Finance

Apr 13, 2018

Philip Olson and Julia Lorenz-Olson

Stars of PBS 2 Cents Video Series

Budgeting, Video resource, investing, PBS

Mar 30, 2018

Brian Bean

Educator/Entrepreneur at Tomball Memorial High School (TX)

Entrepreneurship, Classroom economy

Mar 23, 2018

Melinda Little

Co-Founder of the Community Store of Saranac Lake

Melinda shares the entrepreneurial journey of opening a community-owned department store


Mar 16, 2018

Courtney Poquette

Educator, NGPF Fellow and Amazing Advocate

Courtney shares her favorite classroom activities and tips on how to advocate for personal finance

Advocacy, Teacher Tips,

Mar 09, 2018

Liz Thames

Author of "Meet the Frugalwoods"

Liz describes her decision to flee city life for the slower paced lifestyle in rural Vermont


Mar 02, 2018

Yanely Espinal

Youtube's "Miss Be Helpful"

Yanely shares her inspiring story and why she is so passionate about helping young people manage their finances. 

Personal finance, Miss Be Helpful, budgeting, credit scores, credit card debt

Feb 23, 2018

Kendall Flutey

Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Banqer

Kendall is an entrepreneur looking to change the way financial education is taught in elementary schools.

financial education, personal finance, elementary school, New Zealand, financial education

Feb 16, 2018

Alan Gersten

Developer of Entrepreneurial Talent at Century High School (Santa Ana, CA)

Alan explains how Virtual Enterprise has been beneficial for his students, and how he has seen them grow into mature young adults from it.

, high school, personal finance, Virtual Enterprise

Feb 09, 2018

Tony Isola

Educator Division, Ritholtz Wealth Management

Tony describes what teachers should look out for in their 403(b) plans 

Investing, 403(b), retirement

Feb 02, 2018

Devon Mecurius

Program Director, Invest in Girls

Devon describes how his program prepares young woman to enter the financial services field. 


Jan 26, 2018

Neha Narayan and Stanley Jian

Students at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North

High school students Neha and Stanley are spearheading Project Finance, which they hope will inspire New Jersey lawmakers to change the game with it comes to personal finance education.

advocacy, podcasts, Advocacy, Podcasts, Personal Finance, Research

Jan 19, 2018

Elizabeth Dettke

Social Entrepreneur

Hear social entrepreneur Elizabeth Dettke's inspiring tale of working with an amazing group of Rwandan women to get the Duterimbere bakery off the ground. 

Entrepreneurship, Social entrepreneurship, international development

Jan 12, 2018

Adam Carroll

Speaker, Author and Educator

Adam describes his journey from profligate young adult to sought after personal finance speaker to Gen Z and Millennial audiences. 

Paying for College, Student debt, budgeting, saving,

Jan 07, 2018

Greg McBride

Senior V.P. at Bankrate.com

Greg shares his insights on saving, minimizing fees, and investing trends

Saving, Checking accounts, investing

Dec 31, 2017

Candice Webb

Manager of Strong Points Program

Candice shares the four key pillars of the Strong Points program. 

Paying for College, Values, saving, apps, talking about money

Dec 24, 2017

Brett Shifrin

Educator at Gould Academy (ME)

Brett shares the details of his "Math of Finance" course.

Investing, Math, stock market games, current events, banking

Dec 17, 2017

Jackie Prester

Educator at Mansfield High School (MA)

Jackie shares her five favorite tech tools for classroom

Technology, Edtech, current events, advocacy

Dec 10, 2017

Alexis Poggio

Student at Hollywood High School's Teacher Academy (CA)

Alexis discusses how a personal finance course made a difference in her life. 

Paying for College, Saving strategies

Dec 03, 2017

Julius Prezelski

Educator at Mt. St. Joseph's High School (Baltimore, MD)

Julius shares his favorite classroom activities for leadership lessons from his coaching tenure at DeMatha. 

Investing, Compound interest, index funds

Nov 26, 2017

Barbara Angelicola-Manzolli

Educator at Mills High School (Burlington, CT)

Barbara shares her favorite classroom activities that are sure to engage your students too!


Nov 19, 2017

Dan LaSalle

Educator at Olney High School (Philadelphia, PA)

Dan discusses his innovative program to give students "hands-on" experience with money


Nov 12, 2017

Fred Selinger

Personal Finance Educator at Cal Berkeley

Fred shares what he has learned teaching over 7,000 students at Cal Berkeley over the past decade

Personal Finance, Cal Berkeley, student loans, credit cards, corporate finance

Nov 04, 2017

Steve Frederickson

Executive Chairman, PRA Group

Steve shares his twenty year entrepreneurial journey from start-up to publicly-traded company


Managing Credit, PRA Group

Oct 29, 2017

Grace Deng

Project Manager, Access To Financial Education report

Grace describes the meticulous research and analysis that went into groundbreaking report

Advocacy, Access to financial education, personal finance mandates, social justice, disparity in where personal finance is taught

Oct 22, 2017

Michael Carter

Founder of Strive for College

Michael describes the importance of mentoring in navigating college process.

Paying for College, Strive for College, social entrepreneurship, start-up, idea hatched in a college dorm

Oct 16, 2017

Michael Lyons

Founder of Global Petals

Michael shares his entrepreneurial journey as founder of Global Petals


Oct 08, 2017

Ted Benna

"Father of the 401(k)"

Ted describes his "aha" moment that led to the creation of the 401(k) product.


Sep 30, 2017

Jenny Nicholson

Creator of the College Simulation Game, PAYBACK

Hear Jenny discuss the story behind the PAYBACK game featured in NY Times recently.

Paying for College, Student loans, financial aid, net price, sticker price, grants, scholarships

Sep 28, 2017

Jeff Desjardins

Founder and Editor of Visual Capitalist

Jeff describes why he started Visual Capitalist and what makes a great infographic. 

Personal Finance, infographics, interactives, data analysis, charts, graphs, Visual Capitalist

Sep 14, 2017

Brian Page

Educator at Reading High School (Reading, Ohio)

In this back-to-school special, Brian Page shares his favorite new activities and what he learned from his advocacy work this summer.



Sep 05, 2017

Robin Kahn

Executive Director of FitMoney

Robin describes the Learn-Earn-Save approach that form the core of FitMoney's curriculum

Personal Finance, Career, Saving, Investing for college, entrepreneurship

Aug 27, 2017

Dr. Sarah Newcomb

Behavioral Economist at Morningstar

Sarah challenges listeners to look inward to understand the internal narratives we tell ourselves about money

Budgeting, Behavioral finance, Psychology, Morningstar, Loaded

Aug 22, 2017

Lothar Konietzko

Innovative Educator at Everett High School (Lansing, MI)

Lothar shares some of his favorite activities including how he uses Sneaker culture to teach entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship, Sneaker culture, Investing, Savings

Aug 14, 2017

Kelly-Anne Rush

Crafty Teacher Lady from Windham High School (Windham, ME)

Kelly-Anne shares her favorite activities that engage her students (and her successful real estate investment strategies too). 

Investing, Real estate, Character and grit

Aug 06, 2017

Sheri Jamme

Senior Client Manager at Risk Strategies

Sheri shares some great suggestions on how to make insurance engaging while also teaching you a lesson or two about your own insurance coverage. 

Insurance, Credit scores, Auto Insurance, Distracted driving

Jul 30, 2017

Allie Nault

Miss America's Outstanding Teen and Financial Advocate

Allie shares why she is so passionate about using her platform as Miss Outstanding Teen to advocate for financial education

Financial Literacy, Advocacy, Personal Finance

Jul 25, 2017

Top 10 NGPF Podcasts

For your listening pleasure

After 100 podcasts, I wanted to share with you the top 10 based on listening statistics

Podcasts, Financial education

Jul 24, 2017

Ted Gonder

Co-Founder of Moneythink

Ted shares his entrepreneurial journey and his quest to enable first gen students to thrive in college

Paying for College, Student loans, entrepreneurship

Jul 16, 2017

Vikram Parekh

Product Designer at USAA

Vikram describes how USAA is building financial products to encourage saving and investing

Saving, Investing, Product Development, FinTech, Compound interest, Research

Jul 09, 2017

Charles Best

Founder of DonorsChoose.org

Charles shares his entrepreneurial journey which led him to create a crowdfunding site that now support tens of thousands of classrooms across the U.S.

Entrepreneurship, Social enterprises, crowdfunding, DonorsChoose.org

Jul 02, 2017

Daniel Crosby

Author, Psychologist and Financial Advisor

Daniel describes how his background in psychology comes in handy in his role as financial advisor

Investing, Psychology, Behavioral finance, Nudges, Laws of Wealth

Jun 25, 2017

Marla Blow

CEO of FS Card, Inc.

Marla describes how her credit card company meets the needs of the "credit invisibles"

Credit cards, Thin credit files, Income volatility, Sub-prime

Jun 19, 2017

Janet Bodnar

Editor at Kiplingers and Award-winning Author

Janet shares her insights gained from decades as financial columnist and editor at Kiplingers and how she has helped make finance more approachable for the masses. 

Investing, Personal finance, Index funds

Jun 11, 2017

Jesse Peterkin

Teacher-Innovator from Ridgefield High School (Ridgefield, CT)

Jesse shares his award-winning project, 'Create a Budget and Financial Plan'
Entrepreneurship, Budgeting, Voki, Conneticut, Budget, Financial Plan

Jun 05, 2017

Dave Mancl

Director of the Wisconsin Office of Financial Literacy

Dave shares the keys to his success in driving financial education efforts.
Advocacy, Policy, Current Events , Wisconsin, Office of Financial Literacy

May 29, 2017

Tara Kelley

Teacher-Innovator from Harwood Union HS (Duxbury, VT)

Tara shares her award-winning "Spring Break Project"
Credit Cards, Budgeting, Minimum payment, vacation planning

May 22, 2017

Kristen Goggin

Educator at Town School for Boys (San Francisco, CA)

Kristen shares how she uses micro-finance site, Kiva, to teach personal finance concepts
Investing, Entrepreneurship, Kiva.org, micro-finance, project-based learning

May 15, 2017

Todd Gragg

Teacher-Innovator from Midwest City HS (Midwest City, OK)

Todd shares his award-winning Great Depression project
Budgeting , Cross-curricular, history, Great Depression

May 08, 2017

Andy Rachleff

Co-founder and CEO of Wealthfront

Andy provides insights into how automated investing is disrupting the investment world
Investing, Entrepreneurship, Automated investing, asset allocation, index funds

May 01, 2017

Jessica Endlich and Sonia Dalal

NGPF Curriculum Developers

Jessica and Sonia provide "behind the scenes" look at new NGPF curriculum
NGPF One Semester Course, Curriculum development

Apr 24, 2017

Nick Simmons

Educator at Hopkins Academy (Hadley, MA)

Nick shares his methods for teaching challenging topics and his advocacy work
Investing, Taxes, Technology, Advocacy

Apr 17, 2017

Jenny Nicholson

Co-creator of Spent game

Jenny provides a behind-the-scenes look at popular budgeting game, Spent
Budgeting, behavioral finance, Poverty, simulations, paycheck to paycheck, Spent

Apr 10, 2017

Vince Roeshink

Educator at University High School in Orange City, Florida

Vince shares his experiences as stock broker and entrepreneur and how they inform his teaching
Careers, Investing, Entrepreneurship, technology in classroom

Apr 03, 2017

Prof. Meir Statman

Finance professor at Santa Clara University

Prof. Statman was an early pioneer in the field of behavioral finance and shares his research interests
Investing, Behavioral Finance, index investing, passive vs. active debate

Mar 27, 2017

Greg Hock

Owner of Hock & Company LLP

It's tax time and Greg shares his insights on the typical tax issues for teens
Taxes, Financial Pitfalls, Teen taxes, Tax fraud

Mar 20, 2017

Carmen Tall

Director of Women's Small Business Center (Burlington, VT)

Carmen describes the start-up scene in Burlington and the integral role played by her organization
Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy, Start-ups, Financial counseling

Mar 13, 2017

Amy McCabe

Educator at Culpeper High School (Culpeper, VA)

Amy shares her approach to teaching insurance and investing, two of the more challenging topics
Insurance, Investing,

Mar 06, 2017

Andrea Stemper

Educator at Palmer High School (Colorado Springs, CO)

Andrea shares her process for developing creative projects for her classroom
Financial Literacy, Investing, Advocacy, Let's Make a Mutual Fund game

Feb 27, 2017

Jessica Endlich

NGPF's curriculum guru

Jessica and Tim discuss the why and how of their new lesson "Teach Investing in Two Hours"
Investing, 401(k), retirement investing, target date funds, passive investing

Feb 20, 2017

Brett Burkey

Educator, evangelist and advocate

Brett shares his insights from his career as a high school educator, blended learning pioneer and advocate for financial education
Financial Literacy, Investing, Blended learning, advocacy

Feb 13, 2017

Charles Kafoglis

Educator at Incarnate Word (Houston, TX)

Charles shares his four principles to teaching personal finance and how he incorporates the course into a leadership program
Financial Literacy, Leadership training, NGPF Fellow

Feb 06, 2017

Odelia Younge and Jennifer Kabaker

Micro-credential Product Managers, Digital Promise

Odelia and Jennifer describe their innovative competency-based platform for teacher professional development
Financial Literacy, Professional development, micro-credentials. competency-based PD

Jan 30, 2017

Steve Penley

Educator at Waubonsie Valley High School (Aurora, IL)

Steve describes how he uses blended learning to bring personal finance to life for his students
Financial Literacy, Blended learning, professional development, PLCs

Jan 23, 2017

Andrei Smith

Internet Car Sales Manager

Andrei provides some "insider tips" on how to purchase a new car and the financial behaviors he sees in the showroom
Types of Credit, Buying A New Car, Comparison shopping, purchase decisions, car loans

Jan 16, 2017

Beth Kobliner

Author of Make Your Kid a Money Genius, Columnist and Advocate

Beth discusses her latest book and how to teach financial skills at all age levels
Financial Literacy, Make Your Kid A Money Genius, Shirley's rule about spending

Jan 09, 2017

Jeff Shirey

Educator at Avonworth Middle/High School (Pittsburgh, PA)

Jeff shares his passion for spreadsheets and offers insights on how to make them work in your classroom too.
Financial Literacy, Investing, Budgeting, Spreadsheets

Jan 02, 2017

Allan Roth

Author, Columnist and Financial Advisor

Allan shares his investing approach from his recent book about investing
Investing, Index funds, expense ratios, asset allocation

Dec 26, 2016

Jonathan Joseph

Educator at White Plains High School (White Plains, New York)

Jonathan describes how he weaves sports into his economics lessons and how he connects to his students
Financial Literacy, Sports and Economics, Sloan Foundation award

Dec 19, 2016

Hon. John Ninfo

Retired Bankruptcy Judge and Founder of CARE

John shares his insights gained from decades as a bankruptcy court judge and how that led to him founding a non-profit focused on financial education
Credit Cards, Budgeting, Student Loans, Bankruptcy, Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)

Dec 12, 2016

Brian Page

Educator at Reading High School (Reading, Ohio)

Another repeat guest, Brian discusses his busy year out of the classroom and how he has changed his instructional methods
Financial Literacy, Paying for College, Professional development, micro-credentials, advocacy, FAFSA

Dec 05, 2016

Jonathan Clements

Author of "How To Think About Money"

Jonathan comes back to the NGPF podcast to discuss his latest book and his adventures in the classroom
Investing, saving and budgeting, Behavioral finance, investing,"How to Think About Money,"

Nov 28, 2016

Pat Page

Educator at East Greenwich High School (Rhode Island)

Pat discusses her creative use of technology and the importance of story-telling in the classroom
Financial Literacy, Technology, advocacy, teacher of the year, story-telling, parent engagement

Nov 21, 2016

Laura Falk

Educator at Fairbanks High School (Milford Center, OH)

Laura shares the various ways that she develops career readiness skills in her students
Career, Job shadow, career interests, NGPF Fellow

Nov 14, 2016

Vicki Zhou

Co-founder of Wise Banyan

Vicki shares her entrepreneurial journey and what motivated her to bring financial planning services to the masses
Investing, entrepreneurship, budgeting, Goal-setting, robo-advisor, asset allocation

Nov 07, 2016

Dan Kadlec

Author and Journalist

Dan describes his passion for educating young people about personal finance and his new project, Right About Money.
Financial Literacy, Global financial literacy efforts, investing, allowance, Right About Money

Oct 31, 2016

Dr. Julie Heath

Director of the Economics Center at the University of Cincinnati

Julie shares her expertise in the area of elementary-age personal finance education
Financial Literacy, Elementary education, program development

Oct 24, 2016

Ami Amero

Social Science teacher at Forest Hills Cons. (Jackman, ME)

Ami shares her budgeting simulation and the lessons learned by her students
Budgeting, Simulations, advocacy, career readiness

Oct 17, 2016

Jill Thompson

Educator at Walsh High School (Casper, WY)

Jill shares her approach to developing career readiness skills in her students
Career, Project-based learning, job shadows, community college partnerships, NGPF Fellow

Oct 10, 2016

Josh Harris

Personal Finance Lecturer at Clemson

Josh describes how he designed and implemented a new online personal finance course at Clemson University
Financial Literacy, Online education, college financial literacy

Oct 03, 2016

Jim Rowley

Senior Investment Analyst at Vanguard

Jim shares his insights on investing in index funds and the importance of understanding investment fees
Investing, Index funds, Vanguard, ETFs, fees, asset allocation

Sep 26, 2016

Kristin Wong

Financial blogger

Kristin shares her thoughts on shifting your money mindset and other money hacks she has learned from her thousands of blog posts.
Budgeting, Money mindset and values

Sep 19, 2016

Kathleen Brennan

Math Dept. Chair at Mt. St. Mary Academy in Watchung, NJ

Kathleen shares her love of case studies including how best to implement in the classroom
Case Study, Paying for College, Savings, Loot, Inc., case study facilitation, Save Me!

Sep 12, 2016

Dr. Carly Urban

Economics Professor at Montana State University

Dr. Urban describes her research demonstrating the effectiveness of financial education
Financial Literacy, Research, Educational mandates, credit score improvements

Sep 05, 2016

Elizabeth Justema

Personal Finance teacher at Summit HS (Bend, OR)

Elizabeth describes how she helps students reflect on and unearth their money values and beliefs that underpin their behaviors
Introduction to Personal Finance unit, Money beliefs, money values, curriculum selection process

Aug 29, 2016

Colleen Poynton and Alex Davidov

Venture capitalists at Core Innovation Capital

Alex and Colleen describe the tectonic shifts occurring in financial services
Budgeting, Saving, Investing, Innovation, Fintech, Venture Capital

Aug 22, 2016

Jason Vitug

Author and Financial Literacy Evangelist

Jason shares his odyssey from the corporate suite to his "road trip" to bring financial literacy to the masses.
Philosophy of Money, Financial Literacy, Phroogal, Personal finance, financial wellness

Aug 15, 2016

Tiffany Aliche

The Budgetnista

Tiffany shares her budgeting tips which draw from behavioral finance research
Budgeting, Behavioral Finance, Personal finance

Aug 08, 2016

Kristina Ellis

Financial Aid Expert and Author

Kristina shares the insights from her recent book, How to Graduate Debt Free. She provides tips on applying for scholarships, determining whether a college is worth your investment and managing student loans.
Paying for College, Scholarships, work-study, student loans, return on investment

Aug 01, 2016

Eileen Heisman

CEO and President of National Philanthropic Trust

Eileen provides her insights on the state of giving in the United States and shares an activity idea that will bring philanthropy into your classroom
Philanthropy, Charity, generosity, non-profits

Jul 25, 2016

Veronica Dangerfield

Personal Finance Evangelist, Patelco Credit Union

A passionate advocate for financial literacy, Veronica shares her tips on how she engages at-risk youth through her workshops.
Financial Literacy, At-risk youth, money mindset

Jul 18, 2016

Sean McQuay

Credit Card Expert, NerdWallet

Listen to Sean share the "inside baseball" on credit cards including the best reward programs, hacking your credit score and geting a start with a secured credit card.
Credit Cards, Secured credit cards, authorized signer, credit score, 0% APR

Jul 11, 2016

Gary Mottola

FINRA Financial Education Foundation

Gary provides a comprehensive look at the state of financial literacy in the US while describing the results of his team's 2015 National Financial Capability Study.
Financial Literacy, Checking, Budgeting, Credit Cards, Financial Literacy, Research, Financial Education, FINRA

Jul 04, 2016

LaTisha Styles

Founder of Young Finances

We had a great conversation about a variety of topics from the highs and lows of her entrepreneurial journey as founder of Young Finances to providing ideas (and resources) on how to explain taxes and investing to young people.
Taxes, Investing, Entrepreneurship, Personal finance, motivation, selecting college majors, start-ups, building a web business

Jun 27, 2016

Mike Finley

Author, educator and investor

Mike shares the investing wisdom he has gained from his thirty years as an avid reader of all things investment-related, as an investor, an educator and author. You will walk away with some new ideas on how to simplify your investing lessons.
Investing, Index funds, system 1 and system 2 thinking, asset allocation, diversification

Jun 20, 2016

Bilal Zia

Senior Economist at the World Bank

Bilal shares his global perspectives on financial literacy and financial capability that he has gleaned from his field studies in countries such as Indonesia, India, Brazil and South Africa.
Financial Literacy, Behavioral Finance, Research, Personal Finance Education, Outcomes

Jun 13, 2016

Terrance Odean

Professor of Finance at Haas School of Business

Terry, a well respected Berkeley professor, shares some great investing and teaching ideas. He shares his "big break" in getting access to account records of tens of thousands of individual investors. This data set went on to influence several of his research papers which provide critical investment strategies on how to outsmart our worst enemy, ourselves.
Investing, Behavioral Finance, investing, professor, strategies, financial advisor fees, system 1 vs. system 2 thinking, online learning

Jun 06, 2016

Nancy Labricciosa, Amanda Volz

Teachers at Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior HS (PA) and St. Clair HS (MI)

Nancy Labricciosa and Amanda Volz were recently honored as Teacher-Innovators based on the projects they submitted for our annual contest. Amanda discusses how she uses a “Shark Tank” format in her Company Competition project to provide students with a template to evaluate investing in publicly held companies. Also, Nancy shares details about her "Retirement Investing Project" and the hooks she uses to get high school students interested in investing for future goals.
Retirement, Investing, Project-based Learning, projects, investing, teaher innovators, publicly held companies, socia security

May 30, 2016

Kerri Herrild

Business Teacher at De Pere High School (WI)

NGPF Teacher Innovator, Kerri Herrild, shares stories about her curriculum and award winning project which is designed to engage parents.
Project Based Learning, teacher innovator, parent engagement, financial goals, track spending, project

May 23, 2016

Brian Yanizeski

Business Teacher from Fox Chapel Area High School (PA)

Brian Yanizeski is a Business Teacher from Fox Chapel Area High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who was recently honored as an NGPF Teacher-Innovator for his “Home Buying Project.” Brian illustrates how he started his personal finance project and how he believes online environments play a role in personal finance.
Online Learning, Blended Learning, mortgages, project, online environments, online courses, group projects

May 16, 2016

Bill Dwight

Founder of FamZoo

Bill Dwight, the founder of FamZoo, discusses how he started his company, how to raise financially responsible kids, and whether you should invest in index funds or individual stocks.
Budgeting, famzoo, budgeting, kids, prepaid cards, index vs. individual stocks, interest rates

May 09, 2016

Joel Chrisler

Educator at Sauk Prairie High School (WI)

Joel Chrisler describes the program that he built which sends high school students into the neighboring elementary schools to teach them core financial concepts. In this podcast, he explains the key lessons he wants to impart to young people through this program and how they measure success in the program.
Peer-to-Peer Financial Education, financial literacy programs, key lessons, curriculum integration, online curriculums

May 02, 2016

Danielle Trouve, Lisa Bender, David Soldner

NGPF Teacher Innovator Award Winners

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, NGPF recognizes educators with innovative projects. We talked to 3 of them. Danielle uses her activity "Egg and Spoon Insurance and Probability" to bring the concept of insurance to life for her students. Lisa uses "Prepping for Success: Exploring College and Career" which takes a student-centered approach to career exploration. David uses celebrities as a hook to engage students in his "Celebrity Income Tax" project.
Project-Based Learning, innovative projects, financial literacy month, insurance, career, income tax

Apr 26, 2016

Brandon Jacobson

Copper Hills High School (UT) Teacher

Brandon Jacobson is a teacher at Copper Hills High School and has a love for the use of case studies in his courses. In this podcast, Brandon explains how case studies can be used to break down socioeconomic barriers in the classroom along with certain habits that lead to financial success.
Case Studies, case studies, socioeconomic barriers, teaching methods, classroom diversity

Apr 19, 2016

Justin Draeger

Leader of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

Justin Draeger, whose organization includes over 20,000 financial assistance professionals from 3,000 schools, talks about subjects such as negotiability of financial aid, misconceptions about aid, and what changes are in store for financial aid.
Paying for College, financial aid, FAFSA, college, student debt, negotiation

Apr 12, 2016

Lauren Asher

Student Loan and Financial Aid Expert and Advocate at TICAS

Lauren Asher is a financial aid expert who advocates for a simpler, fairer, more transparent financial aid process to ensure broader access to educational opportunity. In this podcast, Lauren explains largest misconceptions when it comes to student debt and common characteristics of those struggling with debt.
Paying for College, student loans, student debt, misconceptions about debt, financial aid award letters

Apr 05, 2016

John Ulzheimer

Author, expert, educator, and former employee of Equifax and Fair Isaac

John Ulzheimer, an expert in credit scores, provides tips on how students and adults can build and boost their scores. He also debunks common myths and provides a good history of credit scores and how they are calculated.
Credit Scores, credit scores, myths, tips, hacks, history, score calculation

Mar 29, 2016

Laura Levine

President of Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy

Laura Levine, the President of the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, discusses her short and long-term goals for Jump$tart as well as how the personal finance landscape has changed over time.
State of Financial Literacy, personal finance landscape, financial literacy month, paying for college, personal finance integration

Mar 22, 2016

Reece Cannady and D.J Bierwirth

Financial Literacy Community Project at the University of Pennsylvania

Reece and D.J discuss their organization which serves several schools in Western Philadelphia by supplying a team of near-peer volunteer teachers teaching innovative personal finance curriculum. Their goal is to empower low-income kids to make sound financial decisions in the future.
Peer-to-Peer Financial Education, low-income students, volunteer teachers, innovative curriculum, impact

Mar 15, 2016

Eric Tyson

Author of Personal Finance For Dummies

Eric Tyson, author of Personal Finance For Dummies, talks about the weight that should be given to the advice of personal finance "gurus" and discusses the meaning of "wealth" beyond one's bank account.
Personal Finance Basics, financial gurus, beginning advice, personal finance habits, financial advice

Mar 08, 2016

Pete Jordan

Founder of Knowledge Matters

Pete Jordan, the creator of a popular personal finance simulation, describes the many benefits and process of using and creating simulations to give students real-world experiences about financial decisions.
Personal Finance Simulations, simulations, knowledge matters, capstone project, wide range of topics, improving curriculum

Mar 01, 2016

Ron Lieber

Columnist at NY Times

Ron Lieber, a "Your Money" columnist at the NY Times, guides parents with personal finance anxiety and appraises different methods of teaching investing to teens.
Investing, Paying for College, college expenses, applying for college, teen investing, teaching teens, college selection

Feb 23, 2016

Helaine Olen

Author of Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry and The Index Card

Helaine Olen believes all relevant personal finance knowledge can be condensed onto a single notecard. She discusses what she thinks the relevant information is from stocks to insurance to budgeting.
Personal Finance Basics, budgeting, index card, author and columnist, relevant information, fiduciary, investing, target date fund weakness

Feb 16, 2016

David Anderson

Executive Vice-President at w!SE

David Anderson, Executive Vice-President at w!SE (Working in Support of Education), explains how The Financial Literacy Certification program helps high school students acquire essential personal finance and knowledge
Financial Literacy Certification, financial literacy, financial literacy certification, "Blue Ribbon" schools

Feb 09, 2016

Emily Iverson

Developer of Online Personal Finance Course at Mukwonago High School (WI)

Emily Iverson, a teacher who presided over an amazing growth in personal finance enrollment, decided to create an online personal finance course in 2011 for students who could not schedule in the regular year. She goes on to discuss in detail how one could create their own online course.
Online Learning, online courses, next generation finance education, career, employment, tips for teachers

Feb 02, 2016

Barbara O’Neill

Personal Finance Researcher, Educator, Trainer and Writer at Rutgers Cooperative Extension (NJ)

Barbara O'Neill, who has taught over 30,000 adults and has 37 years of experience with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, talks about the differences between teaching adults and college students as well as how personal finance teachers can be more confident while teaching.
Teacher training, Saving, finance education, confidence in teaching, compound interest, saving, utilizing social media

Jan 26, 2016

Matthew Gherman

Personal Finance Evangelist at Murrow High School (NY)]

Matthew Gherman, a teacher and recipient of the Sloan Foundation Teaching Champion Award, discusses how he makes credit scores and investing compelling to students especially with special needs. He also discusses how he trains high school students to teach personal finance to elementary school students.
Peer-to-Peer Financial Education, Incorporating Personal Finance into Economics, investing, teaching award, credit scores, special needs students, training program

Jan 19, 2016

Mary Morrison

Financial Aid Guru and Personal Finance Innovator

Mary Morrison, recipient of the Amy Blue Award in 2008 for her service to students, highlights the blind spots that families have when it comes to financial aid and shares inside knowledge about college scholarships.
Paying for College, financial aid, scholarships, college preparation, career preparation

Jan 12, 2016

Brian McFall

Business Instructor at Washburn Rural HS (KS)

Brian McFall discusses his student-run coffee shop and the personal finance lessons that arise from it as well as his innovative blended learning curriculum
Career/Blended Learning, blended learning, finance lessons through experience, career skills

Jan 05, 2016

Lisa Bender

Teacher Innovator

Lisa Bender discusses her focus on developing college and career readiness skills in her students along with her strategies to get personal finance added to her school’s curriculum.
College and Career Readiness, personal finance course integration, career readiness, college preparation

Dec 29, 2015

Nohely Peraza

Student at Eastside College Preparatory School (CA)

Nohely Peraza, who offers the unique perspective of being a first generation college student, discusses financial responsibilities and lessons she has learned as well as stereotypes about youth finance.
Budgeting/Paying for College, budgeting, student perspective, college counselor, stereotypes, early jobs, motivation

Dec 22, 2015

Anna Takahashi

Director of College Counselling at Eastside College Preparatory School (CA)

Anna Takahashi discusses the biggest financial aid myth, how to engage parents in the college decision process, recent changes to the process, and the makings of a strong personal statement
Paying for College, financial aid, paying for college, myth, college decision process, personal statement, college counseling

Dec 15, 2015

Maj. Brian Retherford

Economics Instructor at USMA West Point

Major Brian Retherford discusses what happens when service academy participants get the opportunity for a $36,000 loan, key investment lessons for young people, and how to fill behavior gaps in future Army officer corps. Thoughtful responses by students on the loan program are included.
Investing, investing, $36,000 loan, army officers, blind spots, engaging teaching

Dec 08, 2015

Colin Ryan

Stand-Up Comic and Financial Educator

Colin Ryan has participated in over 500 student workshops in which he uses a comedic facade to teach the importance of individual motivation and its effects on financial behavior. In this podcast, he discusses how he incorporates comedy and storytelling as means of teaching personal finance.
Psychology of Money, Comedy, storytelling, comedy in classrooms, student workshops, financial behavior, individual motivation

Dec 01, 2015

Ren Makino and Sid Sharma

NGPF Interns and Students at Palo Alto High School (CA)

Our very own interns, Sid Sharma and Ren Makino, discuss money attitudes by parents, comfortability with payment methods, how to engage their age group (high school), and their own saving strategies
Budgeting/Saving, budgeting, payment methods, high school perspective, money attitudes, saving strategies

Nov 17, 2015

Robbin Lussier

Personal Finance Innovator at Chicopee High School (MA)

Robbin Lussier, a personal finance educator at Chicopee High School, discusses how to advance personal finance education by sharing her personal experiences through teaching.
Technology in classroom, high school teaching, technology, personal finance innovador, paying for college

Nov 12, 2015

Ash Cash

Personal finance expert, motivational speaker, radio show host, entrepreneur

Ash Cash, a former banking executive, transitioned to an entrepreneurial life educating and motivating others to make financially responsible decisions. He discusses how he engages and empowers a wide spectrum of audiences; from prisoners at Rikers Island to high school students to corporate executives.
Psychology, Careers, personal finance guru, financial empowerment, motivation, inner-city youth, banking, credit, side hustle

Nov 03, 2015

Jacqueline Prester

Technology and Social Media Guru at Mansfield High School (MA)

Through her Twitter account (@MrsPrester), Jacqueline Prester has created a global professional learning community. She also dives into how she uses technology and social media in her personal finance lessons.
Social Media, Technology in classroom, social media, twitter, mixed grade level classrooms, teaching

Oct 27, 2015

Candace Fikis

Economics Teacher at West Chicago Community High School (IL)

Candace Fikis, a recent recipient of the 3M Outstanding Economic Educator Award, discusses her state championship winning after-school personal finance club, how to expand your teacher network through conference attendance and social media, and bringing a high level of energy and innovation to the classroom.
Incorporating Personal Finance into Economics, Project-based Learning, economics, award-winning, after school club, networking, econ-nerd, innovative teaching

Oct 20, 2015

John Pelletier

Director Of The Center For Financial Literacy at Champlain College (VT)

John Pelletier, the 2015 Financial Literacy Champion by the Vermont JumpStart Coalition, discusses his biennial Report Card which evaluates state-level efforts to improve financial literacy in high schools.
Paying for College, Budgeting, State of Financial Literacy, paying for college, student loans, counseling, research, budgeting

Oct 13, 2015

Darren Gurney

Teacher at New Rochelle High School (NY)

Darren Gurney, a recipient of the Sloan Teaching Champion Award, discusses his teaching style and enthusiasm for investing that has created several Wall Street careers, a stock market simulation, and frequent shout outs from Jim Cramer.
Investing, teaching for successful careers, Jim Cramer, Sloan Teaching Award, investing

Sep 30, 2015

Mark Kantrowitz

Financial Aid Guru

Mark Kantrowitz, the Senior Vice President and Publisher at Edvisors.com, talks about the value of a college education and how to plan ahead when taking out a student loan.
Paying for College, student loans, student debt, financial aid, education, conversation, educators

Sep 22, 2015

Jonathan Clements

Author and Columnist at the Wall Street Journal

Jonathan Clements, who has written over 1,000 columns for the WSJ, shares what he learned from being a writer, the power of storytelling, and how he plans to bring a more holistic approach to personal finance in the classroom when he teaches this fall.
Behavioral Finance, Investing, wall street journal, author's perspective, storytelling, power of writing, engagement in personal finance

Sep 08, 2015

Brian Page

Outreach and Education Manager at Budget Challenge

As an outreach and education manager, Brian Page uses his experience as a high school teacher to explain how the Budget Challenge simulation can be implemented in classrooms.
Budgeting, budgeting, high school, teaching, Budget Challenge, real world implications

Sep 03, 2015

Mike Kania

Teacher at Nicolet HS (WI)

Michael Kania, a winner of the Governor's Financial Literacy Award, discusses how he brings financial literacy to life for his students and provides valuable classroom resources.
Investing, teacher, classroom tips, knowledge matters, credit, making personal finance interesting, investing

Aug 27, 2015

Dottie Vollmer

Peer Financial Educator at Indiana University

Dottie Vollmer shares what she has learned in her work with college students on budgeting, student loans and credit cards.
Budgeting, Paying for College, Types of Credit, Peer-to-Peer Financial Education, budgeting, paying for college, types of credit, Indiana University, misconceptions, MoneySmarts

Mark Herschberg


Mark talks about developing a toolkit for career success

Book, Entrepreneurship, Education, Career