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Top 5 Ways to Finance College

Your high school senior just opened the college acceptance letter and is super excited.  You are excited, proud, and scared all at once. When the family is called and the social media posts made, it’s time to pull out the checkbook to pay the enrollment deposit.  This will be the first of many payments you …

Would you be willing to share your knowledge?

The MBEA is looking for guest bloggers to share their love of business education! We’d love to feature a story, classroom experience, review of a tool or app, or whatever else you come up with! It could be something newly written or an existing post that we relaunch here. We’d love to talk about what …

3 College Admissions Preparation Tips for Aspiring Business Majors

Picture this. You see yourself in a sleek suit, confidently giving directions at the helm of your own thriving company. Next, you head to a party, rubbing elbows with the who’s who in the industry as well as a smattering of celebrities. Then off you go to jet to some exclusive island to take some …

Building Capacity Within Those We Serve

When one thinks of leadership in a school, they usually associate the term with a person that possesses a position of power. True, someone like a principal of a school is a leader with a title. They are responsible for those they supervise, carrying out the mission of the organization, motivating the troops, and creating …

PD with a Host of Resources!

On February 6th, thirty-plus teachers from across the state participated in the first, and given the evaluations, not the last NextGen FinCamp at Bridgewater State University. Pictured are the three facilitators for the day-long event. Tim Ranzetta, founder of NextGen Personal Finance and two local education lead teachers: Talitha Oliveri, a business teacher at Hopedale …

One of my favorite projects – Copycat Magazine

Every year in Photoshop, I challenge my students to find a magazine cover layout (I have a collection of about 150 for them to choose from) that is more than just simple text and words. They have to evaluate the fonts (serif, sans serif, narrow, slab, script, etc.) to try to match them with free/open …

Just because it is free does not mean that it is cheap!

The Massachusetts Council on Economic Education is providing teachers an opportunity to extend classroom learning and reinforce the instruction in economics and personal finance through hosting free online challenges in economics and personal finance for teams of middle and high school students. Thanks to the leadership of the Center for Economic Education at Salem State …

The Adjacent Possible

The idea behind a business is often the single most important factor that contributes to a founder’s ability to launch, gain momentum, and grow a business without losing steam and fizzling out. So what’s a founder to do when they’re having trouble coming up with the perfect idea for a business? Consider the “adjacent possible.” …

The National Business Honor Society

The National Business Honor Society (NBHS) is an academic honor society which helps to recognize business students at the high school level.  Requirements are as follows: Student must be in their junior or senior year Must have taken at least 3 courses (or is completing their third), who maintains a minimum 3.5 GPA with a …

Health Insurance Math

An important life skill that everyone needs to know is how to calculate out-of-pocket costs for health care. Unfortunately, many people do not understand basic health insurance terms and how they are applied in calculations to determine how much is owed to a health care provider. A study by Loewenstein et al. found that only …

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