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Episode 43- Banking, Business, and School Stores Paving the Way Towards Financial Literacy

November 15, 2011 By: admin Category: budgets, business, calculators, cost of living, entrepreneurship, resources 1 Comment →

An Interview with Jennifer Allen, Jump$tart Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Allen photoJennifer Allen was selected as the first State of Kentucky, Jumpstart Financial Literacy – Teacher of the Year. She is a teacher at Madison Southern High School in Berea, Kentucky where she teaches Business and Marketing courses and runs the school bank and school store programs. She has presented to colleagues on using free resources for teaching various aspects of Financial Literacy (see her presentation PowerPoint below). Ms. Allen’s work as a Financial Literacy educator provides an important model, as she teaches both formal classes, and runs school-based activities (the bank and store) that provide important opportunities to apply what’s learned in the courses as well as other content, hands-on. In this interview Jennifer describes how she runs her program, identifies important free resources she’s found for it, and gives important advice on how to run a highly successful Fin Lit program on the high school level.

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Episode 41-Economic Education- Interview with Selena Swartzfager

November 14, 2011 By: admin Category: calculators, cost of living, resources, Selena Schwarzfager 2 Comments →

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Economic Education: Picking up Steam in the Old South

Listeners from around the world will benefit from learning about the model used by Mississippi Council on Economic Education (MCEE)  to take advantage of the many ideas and highly useful resources available through their website and its subsidiary links. This interview with Ms. Swartzfager gives the insider insight that will make the huge array of resources very accessible to the listener.

Ms. Selena Swartzfager is the President of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education. Before assuming the responsibilities of President of the MCEE, Selena was a second career teacher, having earned degrees in business and having spent 15 years in the corporate world before entering the classroom. She was a High School teacher of Business and Personal Finance. Thus, she brings a perfect body of experience to her current work. As this interview reveals, the Mississippi Council of Economic Education offers a broad and well balanced program for teachers and students.

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Episode 31- The New York Public Library and Financial Literacy

September 06, 2010 By: admin Category: bank accounts, bankruptcy, budgets, calculators, cost of living, interviews, investments, mortgages, resources, retirement 1 Comment →

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connect with NY City Public Library Kathleen Kalmes is a Financial Resource Specialist who works with the New York Public Library (NYPL) to better educate people about financial literacy.  In this exciting interview, Kathleen discusses some of the features of the NYPL’s Science Industry, and Business Library website- included in which are sections on stocks, bond investing, retirement, and much much more.  Kathleen also discusses about the various programs the library offers, available for free to educate the public.  Please join us and listen in as Kathleen describes what impact and what resources the Library has available to help those who are struggling in this troubled economic time.

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ON THE ROAD

  • Dr. Kathy King spoke at Westmoreland Community College in Youngwood, PA 8/16/10

Upcoming

  • AAACE Clearwater, FL – Oct. 2010
    • - Dr. Kathy King presentations (several on technology)
  • TSEA Conference- Austin TX – Jan 27, 2011- Dr. Kathy King
  • FETC Orlando, FL -
    • Dr. Kathy King featured presenter Feb 3, 2011-

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Ep 25: A Fin Lit Finale (for now)

April 23, 2009 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, business, calculators, charity, cost of living, curriculum, Dan Rabuzzi, Educational programs, entrepreneurship, Federal Reserve, games, giving, globalization, mortgages, Phyllis Frankfort, resources, retirement, student outcomes, taxes, teacher perspectives No Comments →


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From the vantage point of over 1 year of research, interviews and analysis of personal financial literacy for k-12 and adult education,  Kathy and Mark step back and provide an episode of reflection, high points and next steps. You are invited to join us for this “green room” debriefing as your Talking Financial Literacy Podcast co-hosts discuss such questions as :

  • What were their surprises as they wrap up the first segment of the series?
  • How can teachers best make use of the series?
  • What needs and gaps did they uncover in the journey of exploring financial literacy resources?
  • How has our world of economics and politics transformed during this 12-16 months?
  • What could a sequel series of segments offer?

This episode becomes a fun, quick-paced recap of great resources, highlights and packs in more surprises for our listeners, both new and returning! Join us for this  comprehensive episode.

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Resources discussed in this episode:MarkandKathy Mark and Kathy cohosts of Talking Financial Literacy

  • Our archive of illustrious guests and episodes     
    • Convenient: Available on demand:  24/7
    • Portable: Take use with you via MP3 player, iPod, cell phone or CD
    • Flexible: Use for teacher PD, student enrichment, parent and adult education classes
  • We express a special thanks to the McGraw-Hill Companies who have so graciously sponsored this first round of the series as a philanthropic effort. Thank you for offering such a rich resource for teachers, students, community and parents.  ~~ Kathy & Mark
  • We expect to be providing some more resources on this topic in the near future based on discussions with potential supporters. ~~ Kathy & Mark
  • Keep this feed live in your feedreader and podcast reader (iTunes, etc) and check back to the site for updates and announcements!)
  • We wish you all success in bringing financial literacy lifelong learning to life for your students!

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Ep 22 Mortgages:Elizabeth Zelasko

January 29, 2009 By: admin Category: bank accounts, bankruptcy, budgets, business, calculators, cost of living, credit scores, curriculum, Elizabeth Zelasko, entrepreneurship, globalization, interviews, investments, loans, mortgages, resources, retirement, taxes 1 Comment →


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 [display_podcast]This episode features a lively and informative interview with loan manager, Elizabeth Zelasko of  cwidebank Countrywide Bank by Talking Fin Lit co-host Dr. Kathy King. Elizabeth provides behind the scenes information that every loan applicant should know about mortgages in general and for the changing landscape of this financial vehicle today. From application fees to points, locking in rates, ARMs, fixed rates, taxes, stated income, credit scores, to “junk fees,” we are here to de-mystify the terms and the process!

You will find many money-saving and powerful suggestions for how to prepare for mortgages as adults and pose it for young people to understand the need to prepare now, for instance: building a credit history, savings and banking literacy!

Mark and Kathy also discuss the details of how to use mortgages and this life need as a vibrant classroom learning focus. Resources, lesson ideas and discussion abound.

Join us as we bring an expert on board to provide complete information in a form for all to understand.

 Elizabeth (Lisa) Zelasko contact information:

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Countrywide Bank, FSB
Home Loan Consultant
Office: 201-556-4724
Fax: 866-433-2940
Email: Elizabeth_Zelasko@Countrywide.com

 WEB: http://countrywidelocal.com/elizabethzelasko

 Resources for this Episode

Mortgage Calculators

 

  • Calculator: “Calculate Your Debt-to-Income Ratio”
    Comparing your earnings against your spending , also known as a debt-to-income ratio, is one of the most popular approaches for evaluating if you have too much debt. Lenders, for years, have looked at debt-to-income ratios to get a better grasp on a person’s current financial picture to determine credit-worthiness.

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Ep 21 Banks Rule

January 17, 2009 By: admin Category: bank accounts, bankruptcy, budgets, calculators, charity, cost of living, games, investments, loans, mortgages, resources, student outcomes, teacher perspectives No Comments →


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Join Kathy and Mark as the explore the need for teaching and learning which include banking content. While topics related to banking functions are rich for math, economics, critical thinking, social studies and literacy, they are not being used in in most curriculum. In this episode, the Talking Fin Lit hosts discuss the great need, the gaps in understanding and some of the few valuable tools and resources available at this time.

Join us as we explore how to fill this gap in personal financial literacy learning across grades and settings. Examples include p-12 through GED and higher education, a not-to-be-missed episode! Entirely relevant, needed and 21st century literacy focused, from the only podcast series with professional development and resources for educators, students and lifelong learners.

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Articles:

  • Student-Run Bank Branch Opens in New Jersey High School
  • Regulators Shutter Silver State Bank
    • Published: September 6, 2008 9:26 p.m.
  • Agency’s Head Expects Banking’s Crisis to Worsen
    • Published: August 26, 2008
  • SEC Resource
    • Tips for Teaching Students About Investments
    • Website: http://www.sec.gov/investor/students/tips.htm
  • Kidsbank.com
  • TOY ATM Machines
    • Children’s Touchscreen ATM Bank, Hammacher Schlemmer 
  • Preschool level Toy register ( ages 3-7 yrs)
  •  Toy Cash Register

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Ep 20 The Tax Person Cometh

January 10, 2009 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, business, calculators, charity, cost of living, giving, globalization, investments, loans, mortgages, resources, taxes, teacher perspectives 1 Comment →


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Mark and Kathy discover an undeveloped territory of urgent need in financial literacy- taxes. Of course we all know we have to come with taxes, but there are few resources available to integrate this real life need into financial literacy settings cross curriculum. Currently, the field is wide open for innovation and new developments here!

— Relevant  — Real-Life  –  Interdisciplinary —

tax1040   Lifelong Learning  — 21st Century Living

  — Motivation  Intergenerational

 

From planning for college, to tax savings via charitable giving,  and  medical flex accounts, it is amazing how much people of all ages might be missing opportunities for valuable and vital learning and savings. Join your Talking Financial Literacy co-hosts, Kathy and Mark, for another  exciting discussion as they explore the few resources which ARE available and spin the connections that need to be created.

Resources discussed in this episode:

The Money Instructor

Canadian Example of curriculum

Calculators and Widgets from HR Block   

Teaching Your Child About Income Taxes

Federal Bank of New York

Turbotax Digits

Digits- Tips and Podcast  

About.com

Additional Resources for this Episode

 If you go into the teachers part there is an excellent series of lessons on taxes that include why pay taxes, the history of taxes and the nuts and bolts of how to pay taxes.  Check out the stuff on the bottom of the following url  http://www.irs.gov/app/understandingTaxes/teacher/whys.jsp

 Submitted by listener and teacher

John Kalnberg,  teacher, Sage Day School, Rochelle Park, NJ.

 


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Ep 19 A Nation At Financial Risk

January 07, 2009 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, calculators, cost of living, credit scores, globalization, loans, resources No Comments →


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A cutting edge episode from Kathy and Mark about how the patterns of Nation at Risk report of 25 years ago relate to our need for financial literacy in our curriculum today. How do we measure up? What is the score? Great resources to help with new perspectives and possibilities. The Talking Financial Literacy Podcast.Join hosts Mark Gura and Dr. Kathleen P. King (Kathy) for another episode of this series which provides professional development and resources for educators, students and lifelong learners. Financial Literacy is Mission Critical Lifelong Learning.

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The State of Fin Lit in Our Nation’s Schools… Parallel to A Nation at Risk 

Education Week’s special coverage marks the 25th anniversary of the landmark report A Nation at Risk, which urged schools to add more learning time to children’s lives. Read about initiatives under way to lengthen the school day or year, and about the latest research on the effects of exEd Week Special Coveragetra time on learning.

Education Week Special Report_ Several Related Articles

A Related Commentary 

by former U.S. Secretary of Education, Riley

 Financial literacy should be a standard requirement in public education
Why isn’t the teaching of personal finance basics considered more important than trigonometry, which few of us will ever use again, asks financial-literacy expert Braun Mincher. A solid grounding in financial basics would help young people make better fiscal decisions, Mincher writes. The Christian Science Monitor (9/23)

Financial-education course aims to better prepare teens for future
A financial-literacy course developed by the National Endowment for Financial Education offers high-schoolers unversed in tending to their own finances an introduction to the fundamentals of money management. Education Week (premium article access compliments of Edweek.org)/Associated Press (8/4)

Report: Many Indiana students poorly prepared to manage money
Six of ten Indiana high-school students failed a national money-management survey, and about the same number say they learned everything they know about the topic at home, according to a new Indiana Youth Institute report. Schools would do well to instruct students on money management, helping them to distinguish between wants and needs and the proper use of debit cards, said Lena Yarian, president of Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana. The Journal Gazette (Fort Wayne, Ind.) (6/2)

FLEN Framework

Financial Literacy Education (FLE) in Indiana’s Schools
http://www.doe.in.gov/octe/facs/IndianaFinLitEd-FrontPage.html

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Ep 18 Hotchalk Meta-Resource for Financial Literacy

December 31, 2008 By: admin Category: bank accounts, budgets, calculators, charity, curriculum, games, giving, investments, loans, mortgages, resources, student outcomes 1 Comment →


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This is an action packed episode which highlights a one-stop shop for many resources which 

cover new dimensions of financial learning! 

From practical money skills to charity as part of the big picture.

Join Kathy and Mark for an exciting exploration of the financial literacy resources at HotChalk. The financial literacy materials we unearth will be sure to enhance any classroom and make the work of educators easier! From childhood to middle school, high school, and even adults, there are valuable lesson plans, activities, instructional articles, and games from which to choose.

Teachers, educators, educational leaders, (and parents) will find many resources to fit age groups and different settings. Items reviewed include not only HotChalk offerings on this topic, but also Karma Tycoon and The Practical Money Skills web-site.

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Hotchalk Financial Literacy Resources

  • financial-literacy-for-students-list
  • Being financially-savvy is crucial to making the kind of smart money decisions key to ensuring quality of life. Help your students get up to speed on this important life skill with regularly updated K-12 lessons and other resources in this special sponsored section. [from the website]

Karma Tycoon:    Karma Tycoon

  •  http://www.karmatycoon.com/
  • Karma Tycoon rocks the gaming world by offering you a thrilling ride through the world of social entrepreneurship as you earn Karma in virtual communities across the US.  [From the website]

Practical Money Skills from Visa -

  • http://practicalmoneyskills.com/english/index.php
  • In addition to providing online tools and resources via www.practicalmoneyskills.com, Visa has created free classroom material that educators can use to teach personal finance. Available online or in a binder format, the classroom curriculum is free.
  • It offers a teacher’s guide, student worksheets and quizzes and interactive brain-teasers that can be played by students via the Web or from a CD-ROM.
  • Additionally, Visa donates computer labs, ensuring that schools in need have access to the equipment needed to take advantage of Practical Money Skills for Life. Learn more about Visa’s outreach program.  [From the website]

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Ep 16 Indy Kids -Learning Personal Finance from Global News

December 16, 2008 By: admin Category: business, calculators, cost of living, curriculum, Educational programs, globalization, loans, resources, student outcomes, teacher perspectives 41 Comments →



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One-Of-A-Kind Episode!  indykidsJoin us for a one-of-a-kind episode: creating meaningful financial literacy lessons from the global news. Mark finds terrific resources for building creative and powerful lessons about global economics and world hunger through youth based materials, news articles and video reports on the web. Listen in for the compelling experience of a 21st century teacher developing meaning and learning experiences.This is a vibrant illustration of how educators can incorporate critical current events, financial literacy and digital media into active classroom activities. Join us for a journey into what drives food markets, food shortages and pricing. A truly interdisciplinary lesson = literacy, social studies, politics, economics, ethics, values, social responsibility.. oh yes financial literacy!

Resources and Articles

Food Prices
• Hunger & Riots as Food Prices Soar (cover story)

“Riots, instability spread as food prices skyrocket” (article)

• Why Does Food Cost More? Article North Coast Journal

• Rising food prices take a bigger paycheck bite:

Speculation

• “Speculation and World Food Markets”

Free Trade

• Free Trade Leaves World Food in Grip of Global Giants

• Hoarding Nations Drive Food Costs Ever Higher

Bio Fuels

• AS GLOBAL FOOD COSTS RISE, ARE BIOFUELS TO BLAME?

Hardy Plant May Ease Biofuels’ Burden on Food Costs

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