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Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is a free blended-learning personal finance curriculum to engage and empower students to make informed financial decisions. In our podcasts we interview educators and other experts in the field of Personal Finance.

NGPF Podcast Next Gen Personal Finance

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    • 4.8 • 25 Ratings

Next Gen Personal Finance (NGPF) is a free blended-learning personal finance curriculum to engage and empower students to make informed financial decisions. In our podcasts we interview educators and other experts in the field of Personal Finance.

    Daniella Cardona, on Her Path to Investment Banking

    Daniella Cardona, on Her Path to Investment Banking

    Daniella Cardona, an undocumented high school student turned Vice President at the Royal Bank of Canada, shares an inspiring journey marked by resilience and an insightful dive into financial literacy. Daniela, who moved from Colombia to the U.S. at a young age, discusses her formative experiences with money, highlighting how early challenges shaped her savvy financial instincts and career trajectory. As the conversation unfolds, Daniela reflects on her path from being a lifeguard to breaking into the competitive world of investment banking, illustrating the significant role mentors played in her development. This episode not only explores Daniela's personal story and professional ascent but also serves as a beacon of motivation for educators and students navigating the complexities of financial education and career exploration.

    • 46 min
    Rishi Vamdatt, Founder of Easy Peasy Finance

    Rishi Vamdatt, Founder of Easy Peasy Finance

    Rishi, Founder of East Peasy Finance, recounts his early fascination with finance at six years old, and how it led to the creation of Easy Peasy Finance. This platform, where Rishi has produced over 700 videos, aims to demystify finance for kids and beginners through engaging and simplified content. He shares his content creation process, emphasizing the importance of making finance accessible and interesting. Rishi also touches on his entrepreneurial journey, the use of AI in financial education, his published books, and his aspiration to further financial literacy among youth. His dedication to finance, driven by passion rather than the pursuit of virality, showcases the importance of early financial education and the impact of following one's interests with commitment.

    • 34 min
    Sonia Castelan, Tax Professional

    Sonia Castelan, Tax Professional

    Sonia Castelan, a tax professional shares her journey from struggling with personal finances to becoming an expert in tax planning and preparation. Sonia details her transition from a corporate job to running her own tax business, emphasizing the importance of tax planning for entrepreneurs and individuals alike. She offers insights into common tax misconceptions, particularly around tax refunds and business expenses, and stresses the importance of education in navigating the tax system. Sonia's story of leveraging social media to educate and engage with her community, especially the Latino community, highlights her innovative approach to making tax information accessible and understandable. The conversation also touches on the impact of studying sociology on her career, her experiences with prestigious programs like the Cornell Women's Entrepreneurship Program, and the importance of work-life balance. This episode is a rich resource for educators looking to integrate tax education into their curriculum, providing practical insights and strategies for understanding and teaching about taxes.

    • 45 min
    JL Collins, on his new book, Pathfinders

    JL Collins, on his new book, Pathfinders

    JL Collins, a prominent figure in the Financial Independence, Retire Early (FIRE) movement, discusses the essence and appeal of financial independence (FI). Collins explains FI as living below one's means to achieve freedom from traditional employment, highlighting its growing popularity due to technological advancements and societal prosperity. He shares insights from his books, emphasizing the power of investing in low-cost index funds and the importance of a community in navigating the journey toward FI. Collins provides practical advice for achieving financial independence, advocating for consistent investment in broad-market index funds and underscoring the necessity of understanding one's investment strategy. Through personal stories and expert advice, the episode inspires listeners to pursue financial independence with informed conviction and community support.

    • 44 min
    Nadia and Nicole, "The Wealth Twins", on Their Journey to Wall Street

    Nadia and Nicole, "The Wealth Twins", on Their Journey to Wall Street

    Nadia and Nicole, The Wealth Twins, share their inspiring journey of growing up in a tough neighborhood in Queens, New York, and how they overcame financial struggles to pursue successful careers on Wall Street. They discuss their mission to teach personal finance and wealth-building principles to empower others, especially those from underprivileged backgrounds. The conversation covers topics such as savings strategies, investing fundamentals, overcoming financial obstacles, the importance of financial education, and practical tips for teachers to engage students in learning about money management and retirement planning.

    • 45 min
    Val Chapman, Oakland School Volunteer and her Students

    Val Chapman, Oakland School Volunteer and her Students

    In this podcast episode, Val Chapman, a finance professional, discusses mentoring elementary school students in Oakland, California. Val and her students from Franklin Elementary showcase their entrepreneurial ventures, including a comic book business, soap-making enterprise, snack business, investment portfolio, and sewing business. Through their stories, they demonstrate creativity, determination, and teamwork, highlighting the potential of early financial education. As the podcast episode  progresses, Val shares her vision of expanding the program to more schools and stresses the significance of extending financial education to high schools to equip students with vital skills for the future.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

MikeVacca95 ,

Awesome show!

Lots of great interviews! I really enjoyed the interview with Dan Sheeks! Thanks for introducing him to your listeners.

FInomenal Phone ,

The absolute best in promoting financial literacy

There are so many people that talk about how much we need personal finance in our schools...well, this guy is doing something about it! Providing tools and education for teachers so they can teach the students. Awesome podcast and guests to go along with their mission.

PS...I absolutely LOVED hearing from the kids! They will be far ahead of their peers because of the financial education they received early on. Best of luck to them!

Jackie

C-Money $herrill ,

Epic and Informative

This is a light-hearted podcast about heavily important topics from a heavy hitter in the world of financial education. Must listen!

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