What Are People Reading on the NGPF Blog?

Getting close to the end of June, so I thought it was worth checking our website analytics to see what new blog posts are garnering attention as the school year wound down in many parts of the country.

Here are the top 5:

Quiz: How Well Do You Know Credit Cards?

Hat tip to Jessica for the heads-up on this resource (yes, the NGPF team does spend hundreds of hours looking for great resources!) Take this NerdWallet 14 question quiz and find out. Please note that there are some tricky questions here that will lead to valuable classroom discussions (I learned some new things):

Quiz: Can You Outsmart an Identity Thief?

Good ten question quiz to teach your students about many of the methods that identity thieves use to steal your identity.


By |June 7th, 2017|Identity Theft, Interactive, Quizzes|

Resource Lists for Financial Educators (courtesy of Barbara O’Neill of Rutgers Cooperative Extension)

What does a distinguished professor do during her sabbatical? Curate personal finance resources, of course! In this blog post, Barbara O’Neill shares the fruits of her hundreds of hours of labor in putting together three awesome resource lists (see bottom of post for links to her lists), including what what she considered the “best of the best” from the NGPF library. As she describes below, the purpose of her odyssey was to replenish her “well” of creative learning activities. I hope that your “well” overflows as you find resources that will work in your classroom. Thank you Barbara for this tremendous gift to the community! Your commitment and dedication to improving financial literacy in this country inspires us.

Quiz: Are You Getting the Best Deal on A Used Car?

Courtesy of Kiplingers, here’s an eight question quiz your students can take before looking for a used car. Here’s a sample of they types of questions asked: 

By |September 22nd, 2016|Credit Scores, Purchase Decisions, Quizzes, Research|

NGPF Podcast: Tim Talks To Gary Mottola About The State of Financial Capability in the U.S.

Gary Mottola

The FINRA Investors Education Foundation is out with the results of their 2015 National Financial Capability Study and who better to discuss the results than Gary Mottola, the head of research at the foundation. In this podcast, Gary supplies key insights from this comprehensive study including details on how millenials (and others) are managing their budgets, checking accounts, credit cards and student loan balances. He describes the quiz questions (test your knowledge here) from the study, including the question that survey participants had the most difficulty answering. Finally, he shares some surprising results about the prevalence of formal financial education programs and the impact of parental (or guardian) influences on financial knowledge. Enjoy!


If You (or Your Students) Can Answer All Five of These Questions Correctly…


…than they have more financial knowledge than 86% of the US population (according to recent National Financial Capability Study):

Question: What Is Your State of Financial Well-Being?

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Nice interactive 12 question survey (Part 1 shown above) from CFPB to engage your students to think about what constitutes financial well-being. Here is the survey and the scoring worksheet and user’s guide (page 14 helps to interpret the results).

Here are a few reflection questions for your students: