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A Mini-Lesson In Compound Interest: What If You Gave Up That Latte/Soda/Daily Small Purchase And Invested It?

What is known as the “latte factor” in personal finance goes something like this…if you skipped that latte and invested it you would have $2 million dollars in 30 years.   258 more words

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Lesson Idea: Why Did Amazon's Stock Price Drop 10% After They Reported Earnings Today?

The day that Amazon reports earnings tends to be a volatile one and today is no exception, with its stock price dropping 10%.

While I am not a fan of encouraging students to go the active route and pick stocks (I’m a… 486 more words

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Lesson Idea: Evaluating Apple Pay

The world of payments is abuzz with news of Apple Pay which officially launched on Monday.  The concept:  instead of carrying credit cards you make payments swiping your IPhone 6 (not available on earlier models) using a technology called NFC ( 749 more words

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NGPF Featured Lesson: The Cost of Commuting

From Jessica Endlich Winkler, our curriculum guru:

If you’re following along with our featured lessons, we’ve been walking you through our unit on Budgeting. A friend reviewed our last lesson and pointed out that this unit is not only useful for post-college grads, but for any young adult about to set off on his or her own for the first time, including students transitioning out of foster care. 186 more words

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Investing Lesson Idea: Here's A Class Simulation to Demonstrate Elements of Behavioral Finance

In my search for in-class activities to demonstrate behavioral aspects of investing, I came across this one on the Stirling Behavioral Finance blog.  Keep in mind as you read it, that it is designed from a college-level Economics class. 781 more words

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Teaching Strategy: Everyone A Personal Finance Advice Columnist

Seeing this Time article soliciting advice from readers on a personal finance question made me think of a way to assess what students have learned at the end of a lesson or unit.   176 more words

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Scared Straight Approach to Student Debt: A Documentary Playlist

This recent article about a community college in Florida caught my attention:

To get a student loan at Broward College, one of Florida’s largest community colleges, you first have to sit through a two-hour financial lesson with Kent Dunston.   824 more words

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