Monthly Archives: November 2011

Class Discussion and Video: How to Save $10,000 in a Year

Teaching Tip:  One good way to present this material is to show the Wall Street Journal video “Saving $10,000” in class (which is about 3 minutes long) and then open up a class discussion, follow that with a written assignment … Continue reading

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Finance in the News and Class Discussion: Investors Move Toward Cash

To say the least, it’s been a troubling time in the stock market over the past few years.  As a result, many young investors are moving out of common stocks and into cash just when they shouldn’t be.  Earlier we … Continue reading

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Finance in the News & Class Discussion: Gen Y (those 18 to 35) Financially Conservative , Worried about Debt, Optimistic About the Future, and Open for Help

In Chapter 1 we introduce the “Ten Principles of Personal Finance.”   Two of these are Principle 8: Risk and Return Go Hand in Hand and Principle 9: Mind Games, Your Financial Personality, and Your Money.  These principles discuss the fact … Continue reading

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Finance in the News & Class Discussion: Now May Be a Time for Risk-Taking

In Chapter 1 we introduce the “Ten Prinicples of Personal Finance”, and number 8 on that list is Risk and Return Go Hand–in-Hand.  It’s hard to make much of a return if you aren’t willing to take on some risk … Continue reading

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Class Discussion: The 1% and the Income Gap

Lately, if you’ve been watching the news coverage of the Occupy Wall Street movement or listening to the political debate, there has been quite a bit of talk about the income gap between those in the top 1%  and the … Continue reading

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Finance in the News: The Debit Card User Fee, Part 3 – Bank of America Backs Down

Teaching Tip:  There’s an excellent All Things Considered podcast from NPR titled “BofA Cancels Plans for Debit Card Fee” that you can assign before class. After the other banks didn’t join in and in response to consumer outrage and threats … Continue reading

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Finance in the News, Class Discussion, & Video: Changes Come to Student Loans

Teaching Tip:  There are a couple excellent videos you can show in class that do a great job of explaining the changes in the student loan program.  One, done by ABC News runs about three and a hlaf minutes, while … Continue reading

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