Monthly Archives: December 2016

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NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks to Retired Bankruptcy Judge John Ninfo About His Passion For Financial Literacy

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What does a retired bankruptcy judge do to fill his “golden years?” If you are Hon. John Ninfo, you write a weekly column and visit hundreds of classrooms in upstate New York to teach young people about what it means to be financially responsible. If that isn’t enough, he also created a non-profit, Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE), to bring bankruptcy professionals into classrooms throughout the U.S. to share their experiences. Storytelling has an important place in the personal finance classroom (it is personal after all!) and John’s years on the bench in western New York provide him with lots of material to share about the causes of financial distress. In this podcast, you will also hear from the CARE team of Anna Flores and Ian Redman about how you can bring CARE to your classroom. Enjoy!

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Schools in the News

 

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  • State of Delaware creating its first-ever K-12 financial literacy standards (UDaily)

Thanks to a task force including the University of Delaware’s Bonnie Meszaros, Delaware students in grades K-12 will receive mandated financial literacy education for the first time.

Previously, the state of Delaware had only recommended financial literacy standards for grades 9-12, and had not mandated standards for any grade.

The Think.Tank.Challenge incorporates financial literacy programming for participating students throughout the process. The contest, designed to teach students the importance of setting goals and avoid distractions, also provides students with skills as they transition to college and beyond.

Over 1,000 students in three northern New Mexico cities had the opportunity to get hands-on experience with personal finance and money management through Guadalupe Credit Union’s CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Fair recently. Guadalupe Credit Union received support for this project from the National Credit Union Foundation (the Foundation) through a grant this year.

  • New financial literacy program launches for West Virginia students (Metro News)

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By |December 21st, 2016|Schools In News|

Question: Are Companies Starting Up In Your Community?

Answer: Great infographic from How Much? shows the percentage of jobs in a market created by start-up companies (defined as “as businesses that began operating in a particular year. There is no prior business activity associated with the startups.”). The bigger the circle, the higher the percentage of jobs that come from start-ups. 

Here’s the graphic:

Charles Kafoglis, NGPF Fellow, explains his school’s unique perspective on fin lit

Two in one week! A second NGPF Fellow, Charles Kafoglis, has submitted a guest blog spot, and we’re happy to have it. Charles is a teacher at an all-girls Catholic school in Houston, TX — Incarnate Word Academy — and they’ve got a really unique leadership model that weaves throughout their entire school culture and course curricula. Charles shares that outlook, as it pertains to the personal finance class he teaches, as well as two interesting videos, in the guest post below:

Question: What Data Is Being Collected About YOU?

Hat tip to Visual Capitalist which posted this MBA@UNC infographic (click the link to see the full infographic):

What Do Students Know About Financial Aid?

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Catching up on some reading over this break. Enjoying Sarah Goldrick-Rab’s Paying the Price which tracks six students in Wisconsin over six years and chronicles their triumphs and struggles in finding their way through college. She had a chart on page 56 that I found informative in highlighting what students know and don’t know about financial aid.

Here’s what the 2,100 students participating in the Wisconsin Scholars Longitudinal Study (WSLS) who answered their first-year survey knew about financial aid (number is parens is percentage who responded correctly):

By |December 19th, 2016|Case Study, Paying for College, Research, Student Loans|

Personal Finance In My Life: Calculator Deflation

Shopping at the Half Moon Bay Ace Hardware (with the most helpful associates ever!), I came across this basic Sharp calculator for $5.99:

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By |December 18th, 2016|Budgeting, Current Events, Math, Purchase Decisions, Question of the Day|

Amy McCabe, NGPF Fellow, recommends 2 game platforms — Kahoot and Quizizz

It’s a special occasion here on the NGPF blog — a guest piece by NGPF Fellow Amy McCabe! We know that hearing from us is one thing, but hearing from a fellow teacher, who’s in the classroom day in and day out, is a whole different ballgame! Amy’s an economics and personal finance educator at Culpepper County High School in VA, and sends along this review…