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NGPF Featured Activity: How To Open A Checking Account

We continue to add to our growing list of engaging activities in the Next Gen Personal Finance’s Activity Bank.  In this post, I want to highlight “ 195 more words


Question of the Day: How Will the Apple Watch Launch Affect Apple's Stock Price?

This is a great research project for students.  It will hone their media literacy skills, is high interest and current and will also teach them about how expectations are built into stock prices. 786 more words

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Case Study: The Mystery of The $8 Million Janitor

Great opportunity to use this inspiring case of the part-time janitor with an $8 million investment portfolio to teach critical investing and budgeting lessons including the power of compound interest, investing in stocks for long-term growth, living frugally and sharing your wealth. 1,105 more words

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Question: Can You Estimate Your Credit Score?

This is a good hands-on activity that students can complete to see how various inputs impact their credit score.  We all have seen the pie chart that lists the main factors that determine your credit score. 406 more words


Activity Idea: Student Loan Repayment

This is a topic that I dreaded trying to teach.  When you look at the changing regulatory environment, the alphabet soup involved (IBR, ICR, PYE, etc.), the myriad repayment options (6 at last count) and the math calculations, it can seem a tad overwhelming. 291 more words


Simulation Activity: How Does Online Banking Work?

I found this excellent simulation to teach students about how to manage an online banking account.   Please note that the simulation comes via a UK company so currency is in pounds and the date is formatted as DD/MM/YY. 514 more words

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