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Article: The Dead Man Fund

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Nov 17, 2017
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Investing, Article, Mutual Funds, Savings, Stocks
This 7 minute article that appeared in Longreads hooked me in the first paragraph:  In 1989, Morningstar, Inc., an advisory service, issued a strongly worded and unusual recommendation to its clients who had placed money with a firm then called the Steadman Funds (later known as the Ameritor Funds). “We urge you to cut your losses and get out,” Morningstar counseled. Doubtless, some investors heeded this advice. Many couldn’t, though, because they were dead. I wanted to...

Press Release: Vermont Technical College Approves Financial Literacy for Dual-Enrollment Course Using Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) Resources

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Nov 17, 2017
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Financial Literacy, Personal Finance, Current Events
Exciting news to share about our semester course being used for dual-enrollment in Vermont RANDOLPH, Vermont, November 9, 2017 - Vermont Tech  recently approved a dual enrollment personal finance course that will be offered in the spring of 2018. Wayne Goulet, the Randolph Technical Career Center teacher who has been approved to teach the course for Vermont Tech, will use resources from Next Gen Personal Finance for his instruction. The goal of this course is to remove the mystery from the...

Question of the Day: What is the most popular shopping website for teens?

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Nov 16, 2017
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Purchase Decisions, Question of the Day, Current Events, Budgeting, Research
Answer: Amazon  From Piper Jaffray Teen Survey:  Questions: Do you shop online at all? If so, what is your favorite website? Are there items that you refuse to buy online? Why?  Amazon has such a commanding lead over other websites, why do you think so many teens choose Amazon for online shopping? ---------- Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom. ----------------- Looking for an article that describes the...

NGPF Featured Activity: ANALYZE: Categorizing Credit

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Nov 16, 2017
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Teaching Strategies, Lesson Idea, Activities, Featured NGPF Lesson
The following post is courtesy of Lois Stoll, Benjamin Logan High School (Bellfontaine, OH). In this post, she discussed how she incorporated manipulatives into the ANALYZE: Categorizing Credit lesson! Directions for adding manipulatives to the ANALYZE: Categorizing Credit lesson. To make this lesson more interactive, print labels and make cards for each group of students. The Yellow cards represent the different categories of credit: I = Installment S = Secured V = Variable R = Revolving U =...