May 03, 2019
Founder and CEO of Goalsetter
Tonya describes how Goalsetter is helping early savers become lifelong savers
Saving, behavioral finance, finTech, habits
Apr 19, 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
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
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 describes Common Sense Education's digital literacy initiatives.
Personal finance, Digital literacy
Mar 22, 2019
Director of Education at FoolProof
Mike describes how FoolProof's approach creates savvy consumers.
Personal Finance, Online curriculum
Mar 15, 2019
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
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
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
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
Founder of Financial Literacy Youth Initiative
Marcy describes the inspiration behind her financial literacy start-up helping Rhode Island students
Personal Finance, Entrepreneurship
Jan 25, 2019
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
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
These Coloradans are focused on making a positive impact at the state level.
Colorado education, schools, state level change,
Jan 04, 2019
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 reflects on his time as an educator and how he brought his classroom to life!
education, creativity, classroom, teaching,
Nov 23, 2018
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 shares the findings from his research report about the state of financial education
Financial Education, Policy, Legislation
Nov 09, 2018
Investor and Educator
Paul shares lessons from a lifetime of educating investors.
Investing, Index funds, financial education
Nov 02, 2018
Whitney describes her approach as a money coach to help her clients achieve financial independence
Personal finance, Debt management, behavioral finance
Oct 26, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 24, 2018
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
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
Founder of FiCycle
Andy describes how he built a math curriculum to improve financial capability.
Math, Entrepreneurship, Personal Finance education
Aug 03, 2018
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
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
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
Founder of Banksgiving
Chris discusses his passion project: to increase the financial capability of Philadelphia youth.
Non-profit, Financial Capability, Entrepreneurship,
Jul 06, 2018
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
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 15, 2018
Economics Professor and Marginal Revolution U Co-Founder
Alex discusses his research findings and online education endeavors
Personal Finance, Economics, behavioral finance
May 18, 2018
Enjoy what these two advocates have to say about changing the 403(b) plan for the better!
403(b), teachers, retirement, investing, index funds,
Apr 27, 2018
Financial Education Researcher
Melody shares her research findings about impact of financial education
Personal Finance, Research, High-risk borrowing
Apr 20, 2018
Two behavioral finance pioneers at NGPF 2018 Summit
Investing, Behavioral Finance
Apr 13, 2018
Stars of PBS 2 Cents Video Series
Budgeting, Video resource, investing, PBS
Apr 06, 2018
Investing, Index funds, Target Date Funds
Mar 30, 2018
Educator/Entrepreneur at Tomball Memorial High School (TX)
Entrepreneurship, Classroom economy
Mar 02, 2018
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
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
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
Educator Division, Ritholtz Wealth Management
Tony describes what teachers should look out for in their 403(b) plans
Investing, 403(b), retirement
Jan 26, 2018
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
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 07, 2018
Senior V.P. at Bankrate.com
Greg shares his insights on saving, minimizing fees, and investing trends
Saving, Checking accounts, investing
Dec 24, 2017
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
Educator at Mansfield High School (MA)
Jackie shares her five favorite tech tools for classroom
Technology, Edtech, current events, advocacy
Dec 03, 2017
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 12, 2017
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
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
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
Sep 28, 2017
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 05, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
For your listening pleasure
After 100 podcasts, I wanted to share with you the top 10 based on listening statistics
Podcasts, Financial education
Jul 16, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
NGPF Curriculum Developers
Jessica and Sonia provide "behind the scenes" look at new NGPF curriculum
NGPF One Semester Course, Curriculum development
Apr 24, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
Educator at Culpeper High School (Culpeper, VA)
Amy shares her approach to teaching insurance and investing, two of the more challenging topics
Mar 06, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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 16, 2017
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
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
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
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
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 05, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 12, 2016
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
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
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
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 shares her budgeting tips which draw from behavioral finance research
Budgeting, Behavioral Finance, Personal finance
Aug 01, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 05, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
Feb 23, 2016
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
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
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
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 12, 2016
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 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 15, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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 13, 2015
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 22, 2015
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
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
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