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Press Release: Announcing 2016 Next Gen Personal Finance Teacher Innovator Award Winners

Palo Alto, CA –May 2, 2016 — Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF), a non-profit with a mission to provide a free personal finance education to all young people, is pleased to announce the winners of it’s Second Annual NGPF Teacher Innovator Award.  This award recognizes outstanding teachers who have developed their own projects and activities to engage and educate their students. NGPF received dozens of innovative and creative project submissions from high school and college educators. These projects were judged based on criteria including creativity, skill development and ease with which other teachers can bring into their classroom.  Each of the winners in the Best Activity/Project category will be receiving $1,000 from NGPF and will appear in an upcoming NGPF podcast to discuss their projects:

Latest From Our Blog

Chart: What Do Consumers Like To Purchase Online?

May 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Interesting graphic based on recent Pew Charitable Trust survey (reported in WSJ): Questions to ask your students:

Question: What’s the Average Student Loan Payment For 20-Somethings?

May 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Answer (from Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank paper): About $351 for student loan borrowers from 20-30 years of age. Here are the details: 

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Bill Dwight, Founder of FamZoo

May 17th, 2016|0 Comments

I enjoyed my recent conversation with Bill Dwight, Founder of FamZoo. Bill has been a source of wise counsel for me since starting NGPF (he’s practically a neighbor of mine) and I have benefited from his decade of experience and his common-sense approach. In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss everything from Bill’s company FamZoo to raising five financially responsible kids to whether he prefers index funds or individual stocks.  Bill’s domain expertise in the area of personal finance is amazing (not to mention his social media expertise!). Enjoy the podcast! You will hear Bill answer such questions as:


“By connecting personal finance to students’ daily lives, Next Gen Personal Finance hit home the message that making good financial decisions is critical to success in college and in life.”
Chris Bischof, Principal and Founder of Eastside College Prep

Upcoming Webinar

25 May, 2016

Free Webinar: Teach Savings Through Student-Centered Projects and Activities

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As we continue to cycle through the personal finance concepts in NGPF webinar series, this month we tackle how to bring Savings to life for your students. We know how central this concept of Savings can be to the financial health of individuals and families. Yet, we also know how difficult it can be to implement a savings plan. 

Attend this webinar and you WILL:
(1) Learn how activities and projects can be used to teach the concepts of compound interest, how to put savings goals into practice as well as practical knowledge like managing savings and checking accounts in tandem

(2) Preview our most popular and best designed projects, activities, case studies, data crunch and interactives on saving

(3) Access the tools to begin creating your own high quality activities around savings

Space is limited so please register for this webinar today.

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Flash Survey: Do Personal Finance Standards Matter in Your Classroom?

Ah… standards… Some teachers love them (“They’re integral in framing the learning!”).  Some teachers are a tad bit cooler (“It’s not the official wording that matters but that students learn the skills!”).  In this survey, just in time for Financial Literacy Month, we’re focused on standards.  

Last Month’s Results

Feb/March Survey Results: How Do Finance Teachers Use Social Media?

While most of your students LOVE social media, educators have mixed feelings about its place in the professional workplace. We know you’re the experts, so we asked, and here’s what we found in our most recent Flash Survey.


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