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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!

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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

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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

Entrepreneurship,

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.

Investing,

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.

 

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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 Peaza

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