Guest Post: Biz Kid Harrison Brooks of ElevatorUp

Hi Biz Kids. I’m Harrison Brooks the 17-year-old founder & CEO (Chief Elevator Officer) of ElevatorUp: a brand-new card game that’ll keep you smiling through Ups, Downs, and even getting Stuck! For as far back as I can remember, I … read more

Financial independence is a royal fantasy no more.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have made their unprecedented move official: they’ve relinquished their royal backing, and paid back a $3 million loan from the Sovereign Fund that was used to refurbish their home, Frogmore Cottage. With that, the couple is … read more

Free & Fabulous Fall Family Fun

We last assembled a list of “Free Fall Family Fun” in September of 2019. Then, the economy was thriving, unemployment was record-low, and kids were in school across the country. Little did we know how much more important cost-free entertainment … read more

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The Millionaire’s Launchpad: the Dorm Room

One night in the fall, then-junior Akilah Releford took her beauty insights to Twitter, creating a thread of her favorite beauty hacks and tricks. After hitting send, she headed to bead. When she awoke in her dorm room at Howard University, she … read more

Billionaire Advice Every Biz Kid Should Hear

There’s no doubt about it: being a young entrepreneur requires the DNA of a pioneer. But groundbreaking doesn’t require that one go it alone. Many of today’s most wildly successful entrepreneurs started out as Biz Kids. In this week’s post, we … read more

Now Opening: Your Haphazard Homeschool

Across the country, new schools are popping up. But in place of school bells, video calls ring. In lieu of passing periods, slipper-clad walks down the hallway. And standing in for teachers are good ole’ mom and dad. These new … read more

5 Classroom Trends Worth Your Attention

Even before the concept of the classroom itself was turned on its head, teaching was experiencing a transformation. Trends are nothing new to teachers. They bear witness to the lightning speeds at which students’ attire, vocabularies, and media habits shift. … read more

Teens’ Hidden Saving Superpower

Times like these can act as a wakeup call in so many ways. High on the list: the importance of saving. It’s easy to look in the rearview mirror right now, wishing we’d saved more in seasons of plenty. But … read more

15 Fun Family Activities that Don’t Cost a Dime

Pop quiz! What do the following have in common: lavish family vacations, spontaneous jet-setting, and ample family fun budgets? Answer: they’re all the subjects of parents’ 2020 daydreams. As family budgets are squeezed and travel restrictions expanded, it’s due time … read more

Talking to Your Kids about Money Problems

With unemployment rates skyrocketing in recent months to their highest levels in decades, parents around the country are facing similar conversations — about trimmed budgets, canceled vacations, and uncertain futures. Such topics can feel defeating, but they aren’t without precedent. … read more

The Job Market’s Message? Be a Biz Kid.

Each summer, teens exchange their bookbags for aprons, uniforms, and name tags, taking on seasonal jobs for extra cash. These grocery clerks, ice cream scoopers, and lifeguards fill the needs created by seasonal businesses while satisfying a need of their … read more

The Ever-Evolving Lemonade Stand

Lemonade and summertime: the inseparable duo has been quenching our thirst for millennia. Historians tell us that the sweet-and-sour beverage was invented by the Egyptians in 500 AD, though it wasn’t called lemonade at first. Its name was qatarmizat, a simple … read more