— Lesson 101

What is a Biz Kid?

Students break into groups and brainstorm ideas for a new business.

What Students Learn

  • Anybody can be a Biz Kid
  • A Biz Kid has many characteristics that help make them financially literate

Suggested Time

  • Preview and Episode Viewing: 45 minutes
  • Activity 1: 15 minutes

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Debt: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

What Students Learn

  • It’s easy to spend more than you make. Learn how to avoid the pitfalls of overspending and meet a few entrepreneurs who didn’t.
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Your first big Purchase

What Students Learn

  • Make sure your first big purchase is B.R.O.W.N. - whether it’s the latest computer, a new smart phone, or a car. Learn about budgeting, researching, negotiating, and more.
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Whats Up with the Stock Market?

What Students Learn

  • Learn the weird, abbreviated language of the stock market, and the difference between a bull and bear market.
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Crash Course on Starting a Business

What Students Learn

  • So you’ve got an idea – now what? The ultimate crash course – find an idea, get funded, market your business, make a profit, and write a business plan.
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How to Make a Million Bucks

What Students Learn

  • If you start early and save often, the power of compound interest can make you millions!
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The Value of Money

What Students Learn

  • Considering all the global currencies, what determines the value of money? What are the factors that impact the American Dollar?
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Have a Plan, Stan!

What Students Learn

  • Explore the different elements of a business plan and see why it’s crucial to develop a plan before starting a business.
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Money Math – Who Needs It?

What Students Learn

  • Whether you need to calculate the tip, make change, or grow your savings, it’s all about the math in money.
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How Credit Affects Your Life

What Students Learn

  • Your credit score could impact getting into college, landing a job, or renting an apartment. Learn how to build good credit and what happens when you don’t.
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Money Moves

What Students Learn

  • Follow a dollar bill as it moves from a depositor’s hand, to the bank vault, over to the Federal Reserve, and finally out to a project the bank is financing.
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How to Succeed in Biz-ness

What Students Learn

  • Discover the three key steps to succeeding in business: identify a need, make a plan, and take action.
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Cash and Credit

What Students Learn

  • What's the difference between cash and credit? Learn the pros and cons to using your own money versus someone else's.
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How to Achieve Your Financial Goals

What Students Learn

  • Learn how to track expenses, control spending, and invest what’s left over to reach your financial goal.
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Don’t Blow Your Dough

What Students Learn

  • Biz Kid$ beware! Put your money in a safe place and beware of scams, schemers, and identity theft.
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Using Your Credit

What Students Learn

  • Don’t live on borrowed time. Learn how employers, insurers, colleges, etc. use credit scores to make major decisions that affect your future.
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Budgeting Basics

What Students Learn

  • The first rule of money management: you can’t manage what you don’t know. Learn how to track expenses to build a better budget.
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Saving and Investing for Your Future

What Students Learn

  • Start a savings plan early in life, and discover how to evaluate different investment options.
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A Closer Look at Careers

What Students Learn

  • Learn ways to start exploring careers, and find your true calling.
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The Global Economy

What Students Learn

  • Go around the world and follow the flow of imports and exports that make up the interconnected world economy.
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Sell, Sell, Sell (The Science of Sales)

What Students Learn

  • All sales final! Join the Biz Kid$ in sales training as they explore effective sales techniques.
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Understanding Income and Expenses

What Students Learn

  • Learn proven methods for getting expenses under control while growing income with new ideas, smart work habits, and innovation.
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Understanding Your Paycheck

What Students Learn

  • What’s on your stub, bub? Check out the modern American pay stub to learn about the deductions on your paycheck from Social Security to Workman’s Compensation to a 401(k) plan.
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The World Is A Risky Place

What Students Learn

  • Be smart about taking risks in life. Learn about liability, contracts, and insurance, and how to protect your business, your assets, and yourself.
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Economic Cycles

What Students Learn

  • Economic cycles go up and down. Learn how to protect yourself against negative effects and plan for the positive trends.
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Are You Financially Literate

What Students Learn

  • Get financially empowered by learning how to set goals, create a budget, save, and manage money.
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Wheel of Misfortune

What Students Learn

  • Find out how to avoid common money mistakes such as overspending, too much debt, lack of planning, or no emergency fund.
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More Bang for Your buck

What Students Learn

  • Whether you’re facing good times or tough times, know how to get the best value for your money. Discover tips for stretching your dollars.
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Secrets To Success

What Students Learn

  • It’s simple – explore education options and build the best toolbox for your future.
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Where’s My Allowance?

What Students Learn

  • What can you do with your allowance? Spend, save, share!
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The Marketing Mix

What Students Learn

  • You can market anything once you understand the four P’s of marketing: product, price, place and promotion.
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Escape the Box

What Students Learn

  • Opportunity knocks! Learn how to act on new opportunities and to be creative in solving problems.
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Hidden Careers

What Students Learn

  • You don’t have to be perfect at your passion to build a career in it. If you love something, there are many roles you can play behind the scenes.
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Movin’ On Out

What Students Learn

  • What’s the true cost of cutting the cord? We take you through it all — budgeting, roommates, finding a place, and learning about all the hidden costs mom and dad used to pay.
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You Are the Target!

What Students Learn

  • ….of advertisers, that is. Recognize how to resist manipulation, and how to apply good consumer skills to cut through the commercial fog.
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The Economics of Economics

What Students Learn

  • See how businesses use economic principles to make financial decisions, from micro to macro economics, supply and demand, and economic indicators.
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Take it to the Bank

What Students Learn

  • Learn the difference between banks, credit unions and other financial institutions, and which one is right for you.
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It’s a Job Getting a Job!

What Students Learn

  • Learn tips and tricks for writing a great resume, dressing for success, and nailing the interview.
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What to do with a Windfall?

What Students Learn

  • A financial windfall! Now what? Evaluate investment alternatives based on time, risk, and rate of return.
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How to turn $100 into $1,000,000

What Students Learn

  • Develop your MDM (Million Dollar Mindset), maximize saving strategies, and get the best return on your investments.
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College Bound

What Students Learn

  • The average college student graduates with $35,000 in debt. Consider the return-on-investment of college and how to get educated without taking on debt.
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My First Credit Card

What Students Learn

  • Biz Kid$ demystifies the process of getting a credit card, how to use it correctly, and explains terms like credit score and APR.
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Money Really Does Grow On Trees

What Students Learn

  • From products to services, offline to online, and the basics to the bizarre -- this episode explores ways to bring in the bucks.
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Can Money Buy Happiness?

What Students Learn

  • Hear heart-warming stories of how kids identified a need in their community and used an entrepreneurial mindset to solve it.