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Using Biz Kid$ in the classroom is as easy as 1-2-3.  Episodes and lesson plans can be used on their own, or in combination with existing classroom curriculum.  It’s not hard to teach your students about money and business so go on and turn them into Biz Kid$.

 

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Biz Kid$ Basics

Our Biz Kid$ Basics collection is your launching pad to success! Learn quick tips about budgeting, credit, taxes, saving, and more. These core episodes will turn you into a Biz Kid in no time!

What They'll Learn:

budgeting basics, credit, insurance, taxes, saving, how to make smart purchases and avoid debt.

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Episode 510 Synopsis 

Fundraising can be Fun

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Episode 508 Synopsis 

Take it to the Bank

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Episode 504 Synopsis 

You Are the Target!

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Episode 503 Synopsis 

Movin’ On Out

Careers

Say goodbye to the mystery of employment! Our career episodes lift the veil on some of the hottest jobs on the market, from setting up rock band Death Cab for Cutie, to designing shoes for Nike. Find out how to land and keep your dream job, all while learning from your failures along the way.

What They'll Learn:

career options, ethics, taxes, paycheck deductions, how to overcome failure.

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Episode 509 Synopsis 

It’s a Job Getting a Job!

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Episode 213 Synopsis 
Have you ever made a decision you regret? Let the Biz Kids show you how mistakes can actually make you stronger and more successful.  Meet several business owners who all learned from their mistakes...

Learning from Failure

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Episode 212 Synopsis 
You don’t have to be perfect at your passion to build a career in it. If you love something, but don’t have the skills to be the top star, there are many different roles you can play behind the...

Hidden Careers

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Episode 210 Synopsis 
The secret is actually simple – it’s all about staying in school and building the best toolbox for your future that you can. Learn about the many ways to pay for your education and the importance...

Secrets To Success

Credit & Debt

What is credit, and how is it used? How do you get it and what are your responsibilities? Our credit and debt episodes bust the myths and mysteries of using credit and paying down debt. Get to know your facts, and your financial future will thank you!

What They'll Learn:

what is credit, how to use credit wisely, how to get a good credit score, impact of too much debt, how to get out of debt.

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Episode 115 Synopsis 
Don’t live on borrowed time. Join the Biz Kid$ and you’ll see the true cost of purchasing with credit. You’ll also have an unsettling look at credit scores and the increasing number of people...

Using Your Credit

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Episode 109 Synopsis 
What's the difference between cash and credit?  The Biz Kid$ explain the pros and cons to using your own money versus someone else's.  Meet a young entrepreneur who used credit to start a bath salts...

Cash and Credit

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Episode 205 Synopsis 
Did you know your credit score could impact whether or not you get into college, get a job, or even rent an apartment? Join the Biz Kids, and you’ll learn about building good credit and how the...

How Credit Affects Your Life

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Episode 402 Synopsis 
It’s easy to spend more than you make with credit cards. Learn to avoid the pitfalls of overspending by keeping a spending journal, sticking to a budget, and living a cash existence. Meet the owner...

Debt: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Entrepreneurship

Many kids dream of having their own business, but don’t know where to start. We show you the ins and outs of being a young entrepreneur, from brainstorming new ideas, to marketing a product, to selling to customers. Get inspired by stories of social entrepreneurs, green businesses, and kid millionaires, who all share their secrets on how to become a ‘Biz Kid’.

What They'll Learn:

brainstorming ideas, marketing, selling, managing income and expenses, growing a business, ‘green’ business ideas.

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Episode 513 Synopsis 

All in the Family

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Episode 512 Synopsis 

Businesses Going Green

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Episode 507 Synopsis 

What’s in the Books?

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Episode 506 Synopsis 

Businesses That Give Back

Financial Markets & the Economy

Do bulls and bears leave you scratching your head? What’s up with the stock market, anyway? We’re taking a spin on that roller coaster called Wall Street as we explain the ups and downs of the economy and how the financial markets affect you!

What They'll Learn:

stock exchanges, economic cycles, financial institutions, global economy, how value of money is created.

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Episode 505 Synopsis 

The Economics of Economics

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Episode 208 Synopsis 
Cycles in the economy go up and down.  Learn how cycles can affect a business. Discover how you can protect yourself against negative effects and plan for the positive trends. Meet a young man who...

Economic Cycles

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Episode 121 Synopsis 
Kids and bulls and bears, oh my! The Biz Kid$ examine stocks, bonds, commodities, and the markets where each of them are traded. You'll discover various ways young people can get involved with the...

Bulls, Bears and Financial Markets

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Episode 204 Synopsis 
Not all financial institutions are created equal -- so which one's right for you?  Learn about the services offered by different institutions including banks, credit unions, investment houses, stock...

Financial Institutions – All The Same?

Financial Planning

So you want to be a millionaire, eh? You can start today. Learn how to be financially independent, and how to use compound interest to make money. In due time, you’ll be in the millionaires’ club! Time IS on your side.

What They'll Learn:

financial goal setting, budgeting, compound interest, financial planning.

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Episode 511 Synopsis 

What to do with a Windfall?

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Episode 125 Synopsis 
What’s on your stub, bub? The Biz Kid$ use a modern American pay stub to explain all the deductions on your paycheck. From social security to workman’s compensation to the 401(k) plans of...

Understanding Your Paycheck

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Episode 116 Synopsis 
The Biz Kid$ learn the first rule of money management: you can’t manage what you don’t know. Join the kids and you’ll look at spending and expenses and examine several proven methods on how to...

Budgeting Basics

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Episode 110 Synopsis 
Join us and you’ll learn how to track your expenses, get control of your spending, and invest what’s left over to reach your financial goals. You’ll see the importance of starting young, while...

How to Achieve Your Financial Goals

Personal Finances

It’s your money, so learn to take care of it! From brilliant budgeting to money math, we’ll walk you through your personal journey to financial literacy. Spend and save wisely, and you’ll set yourself up for a future filled with financial success!

What They'll Learn:

saving and investing, budgeting, money math, financial planning, how to use power of compound interest.

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Episode 511 Synopsis 

What to do with a Windfall?

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Episode 508 Synopsis 

Take it to the Bank

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Episode 507 Synopsis 

What’s in the Books?

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Episode 503 Synopsis 

Movin’ On Out

Saving & Investing

Now that you have money, what are you going to do with it? Make more money with it, of course! Learn about the many different places you can put your money, and how to make wise investments. Get going Biz Kid — it’s time to grow that dough.

What They'll Learn:

saving and investing, financial planning, financial markets, compound interest.

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Episode 121 Synopsis 
Kids and bulls and bears, oh my! The Biz Kid$ examine stocks, bonds, commodities, and the markets where each of them are traded. You'll discover various ways young people can get involved with the...

Bulls, Bears and Financial Markets

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Episode 118 Synopsis 
You’ll learn along with the Biz Kid$ about the power of starting a savings plan early in life. You’ll also discover various savings and investing options available to young people. See what a pro...

Saving and Investing for Your Future

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Episode 110 Synopsis 
Join us and you’ll learn how to track your expenses, get control of your spending, and invest what’s left over to reach your financial goals. You’ll see the importance of starting young, while...

How to Achieve Your Financial Goals

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Episode 407 Synopsis 
It's a complicated world and there are many ways you can be taken advantage of or cheated.  Learn how to recognize a scam, and how to protect yourself from identity theft, online fraud, pyramid...

Scam-o-rama

Spanish & English Lesson Plans

Five of our favorite lesson plans have now been translated into Spanish. Lessons cover basic financial literacy concepts such as setting financial goals, budgeting, managing income and expenses, and what to do with your money. Ahora es su oportunidad para convertirse en un Kid Biz!

What They'll Learn:

what to do with money, managing income and expenses, budgeting, financial planning.

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Episode 123 Synopsis 
Go with the cash flow. The Biz Kid$ watch the ebb and flow of income and expenses. Join them and you’ll learn proven methods for getting expenses under control while growing income with new ideas,...

Understanding Income and Expenses

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Episode 116 Synopsis 
The Biz Kid$ learn the first rule of money management: you can’t manage what you don’t know. Join the kids and you’ll look at spending and expenses and examine several proven methods on how to...

Budgeting Basics

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Episode 110 Synopsis 
Join us and you’ll learn how to track your expenses, get control of your spending, and invest what’s left over to reach your financial goals. You’ll see the importance of starting young, while...

How to Achieve Your Financial Goals

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Episode 106 Synopsis 
Join the Biz Kid$ as they set financial goals, and then make a plan to get there.  Learn about opportunity costs and how making your goals requires a little sacrifice....

Taking Charge of Your Financial Future