High School

Lesson Plans

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How to turn $100 into $1,000,000

Most people say 'yes' even though their actions say 'no'. Don't be one of those people! Biz Kid$ will show you how you can develop your MDM (Million Dollar Mindset), maximize saving strategies, and...

How to turn $100 into $1,000,000

Most people say 'yes' even though their actions say 'no'. Don't be one of those people! Biz Kid$ will show you how you can develop your MDM (Million Dollar Mindset), maximize saving strategies, and get the best return on your investments so you can take advantage of the power of compound interest. You won't get rich overnight but eventually you'll be making millions.
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College Bound

The average college student will graduate with over $35,000 in debt, and some with thousands more. Faced with such a heavy burden some kids are opting not to go to college. This episode looks at...

College Bound

The average college student will graduate with over $35,000 in debt, and some with thousands more. Faced with such a heavy burden some kids are opting not to go to college. This episode looks at college from a return-on-investment perspective. Which degrees pay for themselves and which don't. When does it make sense NOT to go to college? And how to get creative to achieve your college dreams without ending up with a lifetime of payments.
603

My First Credit Card

Your first credit card -- manage it right and it could lead to a world of possibilities. Get it wrong and it will mean years of regret. Biz Kid$ demystifies the process of getting a credit card, how...

My First Credit Card

Your first credit card -- manage it right and it could lead to a world of possibilities. Get it wrong and it will mean years of regret. Biz Kid$ demystifies the process of getting a credit card, how to use it correctly, and explains terms like credit score and APR. Hear from kids who used credit to their advantage, and a few who wished they had.
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Money Really Does Grow On Trees

Opportunities to make money are all around you. From products to services, offline to online, and the basics to the bizarre -- this episode explores ways to bring in the bucks if you're too young to...

Money Really Does Grow On Trees

Opportunities to make money are all around you. From products to services, offline to online, and the basics to the bizarre -- this episode explores ways to bring in the bucks if you're too young to get a job.  We show you how to make money even if you all you have is a good attitude.   Kids will walk away with some inspiration, if they're willing to exert the perspiration.
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Can Money Buy Happiness?

Yes, if you're the one giving it away. Hear heart-warming stories of how kids identified a need in their community and used an entrepreneurial mindset to solve it. Be inspired by their ingenuity, and...

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Yes, if you're the one giving it away. Hear heart-warming stories of how kids identified a need in their community and used an entrepreneurial mindset to solve it. Be inspired by their ingenuity, and find out how you can do the same to make a difference by becoming a social entrepreneur.
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The Road to Financial Freedom

Ever try to get to a new destination without looking up the directions? You'll never get rich if you don't set a goal and create a roadmap. Find out how to set financial goals, and stick to them, and...

The Road to Financial Freedom

Ever try to get to a new destination without looking up the directions? You'll never get rich if you don't set a goal and create a roadmap. Find out how to set financial goals, and stick to them, and how to avoid the pitfalls and dangers of getting sidetracked on your journey to making millions.
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Businesses Going Green

Going green is worthwhile, and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what’s hype and what’s hip. Meet two college grads who...

Businesses Going Green

Going green is worthwhile, and good for the bottom line. Explore the profitable side of going green, and learn how to distinguish between what’s hype and what’s hip. Meet two college grads who learned how to make a profit, from the coffee grounds up.
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What to do with a Windfall?

Congratulations - you have a windfall! Now what? Take a look at some investment alternatives and how to evaluate them based on time, risk, and rate of return. Meet several young entrepreneurs who...

What to do with a Windfall?

Congratulations - you have a windfall! Now what? Take a look at some investment alternatives and how to evaluate them based on time, risk, and rate of return. Meet several young entrepreneurs who were faced with a financial opportunity and where they decided to invest their money.
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Fundraising can be Fun

Have a worthy cause? Then do a worthy fundraiser. This episode shows how to organize volunteers, choose the right venue, get the word out, and keep expenses low. Learn the right way to do the right...

Fundraising can be Fun

Have a worthy cause? Then do a worthy fundraiser. This episode shows how to organize volunteers, choose the right venue, get the word out, and keep expenses low. Learn the right way to do the right thing. See how the largest student-run dance marathon puts the fun in fundraising.
509

It’s a Job Getting a Job!

It’s a job getting a job and Biz Kid$ is here to help. Learn tips and tricks for writing a great resume, dressing for success, and nailing the interview. Get the inside scoop on what employers look...

It’s a Job Getting a Job!

It’s a job getting a job and Biz Kid$ is here to help. Learn tips and tricks for writing a great resume, dressing for success, and nailing the interview. Get the inside scoop on what employers look for from a young entrepreneur who manages over 200 employees.
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Take it to the Bank

A kid’s view of the services which banks, credit unions and other financial institutions offer – and why you should make use of them early in life. Learn the different products and services that...

Take it to the Bank

A kid’s view of the services which banks, credit unions and other financial institutions offer – and why you should make use of them early in life. Learn the different products and services that banks offer and how to shop for the right bank for you. Meet a young entrepreneur with a haunted house who has no fear of banking.
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What’s in the Books?

Poor record-keeping adds up to lost money. This episode examines bookkeeping and accounting, income and expenses, profit and loss, and gives tips on how to get over math anxiety (in case you have...

What’s in the Books?

Poor record-keeping adds up to lost money. This episode examines bookkeeping and accounting, income and expenses, profit and loss, and gives tips on how to get over math anxiety (in case you have it). Meet the youngest Harlem Globetrotter who does a slam dunk with his books.
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The Economics of Economics

Here's a lighter look at the complex science. Learn about everything from micro to macro economics, supply and demand, and economic indicators. See how business owners and even individuals use...

The Economics of Economics

Here's a lighter look at the complex science. Learn about everything from micro to macro economics, supply and demand, and economic indicators. See how business owners and even individuals use economic principles to make financial decisions. Meet a young entrepreneur who started her serving business up when the economy turned down. It’s all economics!
503

Movin’ On Out

Check out this kid’s guide to the true cost of cutting the cord and being independent. This episode takes you through it all — budgeting, roommates, finding a place, and learning about all the...

Movin’ On Out

Check out this kid’s guide to the true cost of cutting the cord and being independent. This episode takes you through it all — budgeting, roommates, finding a place, and learning about all the hidden costs that mom and dad used to pay. Meet seven girls who figured out how to share finances and the hairdryer. So how much does it cost to live on your own? More than you think!
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Business Structures

What structure is right for your future business? It’s not just “incorporated” anymore. Join us and learn about LLCs, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and more. Examine the pros and cons of...

Business Structures

What structure is right for your future business? It’s not just “incorporated” anymore. Join us and learn about LLCs, sole proprietorships, partnerships, and more. Examine the pros and cons of each business structure and discover which one could be right for you. Meet two girls who were able to start both a non-profit and a for-profit, all from selling honey.
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The Marketing Mix

Now that you’ve decided to start a business, how will you market it? Let the Biz Kids help you understand the four P’s of marketing: product, price, place and promotion. Learn how “Exclusive...

The Marketing Mix

Now that you’ve started a business, how will you market it? Learn about the four P’s of marketing success: product, price, promotion, and placement.
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Wheel of Misfortune

Find out how to avoid common money mistakes such as overspending, too much debt, lack of planning, or no emergency fund.  Learn the importance of setting financial goals and having a good plan.

Wheel of Misfortune

The Biz Kid$ explore the most common financial mistakes that people make and the importance of following a financial plan.  
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Economic Cycles

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

Trends in the economy go up and down. Learn how trends can affect a business. Discover how you can protect yourself against negative effects and plan for the positive trends.
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The World Is A Risky Place

Taking risks in life is important, but you want to be smart about those risks. Learn about liability, contracts, and insurance, and how having these in place can protect your business, your assets,...

The World Is A Risky Place

Taking risks in life is important, but you want to be smart about those risks. Learn the things you can do to protect your business, your assets, and yourself.
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The Art of Negotiation

Discover strategies for effective negotiations with your parents, teachers, friends, siblings, and bosses. Even if you are simply working out the shared schedule with your brother to walk the dog,...

The Art of Negotiation

Discover strategies for effective negotiations with your parents, teachers, siblings, and bosses. Find out how to achieve your goals and create a win-win for everyone.
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Understanding Your Paycheck

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

What’s on your stub, bub? The Biz Kids use a modern American pay stub to explore deductions for social security and workmen’s compensation to the 401(k) plans of today—it’s all there on the stub.
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Understanding Income and Expenses

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

Go with the cash flow. Learn proven methods for getting expenses under control while growing income with new ideas, smarter work habits, and innovation.
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Bulls, Bears and Financial Markets

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

The Biz Kids examine stocks, bonds, commodities, and the markets where they trade. Learn from a 12-year old stock guru and discover various ways young people can invest.
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The Global Economy

Go around the world with the Biz Kid$! Join us and you’ll follow the flow of imports and exports that make up the interconnected world economy. You’ll also see how several entrepreneurs have...

The Global Economy

Around the world with Biz Kid$! Join us and you’ll follow the flow of imports and exports that make up the interconnected world economy. Meet a long-board entrepreneur and learn about fair trade.
119

A Closer Look at Careers

When is a job more than a job? The Biz Kid$ look at what it takes to find your true calling. You’ll learn ways to start exploring careers. The kids talk to Nike's top shoe designer, and The Reptile...

A Closer Look at Careers

What does it take to find your true calling? From a NIKE shoe designer to The Reptile Man, find out how some successful people got their start and how they keep achieving their dreams.
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Understanding Business Ethics

Do the right thing! You’ll learn with the Biz Kid$ as they examine several aspects of ethics in business.  You’ll also see the downside of not following ethical business practices. In this...

Understanding Business Ethics

Do the right thing! You’ll learn with the Biz Kids as they examine several aspects of ethics in business. You’ll also see the downside of not following ethical business practices.
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Don’t Blow Your Dough

Biz Kid$ beware! Protect the money you already have by putting it in a safe place. Don't fall for scams and schemes, and learn ways to avoid the growing problem of identity theft. Find out how...

Don’t Blow Your Dough

Protect the money you already have - beware of scams and avoid identity theft. You’ll also meet some young people who did blow their dough, and learned the hard way.
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How Credit Affects Your Life

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

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 of life-long learning.
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Financial Institutions – All The Same?

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?

Learn about the services offered by different institutions, including investment houses, stock exchanges, payday loan companies, and more.
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The Value of Money

With many currencies around the world, what determines the value of money?  What are the factors that raise or lower the value of the American dollar?  Why is the dollar measured against the...

The Value of Money

What determines the value of money?  There are many currencies around the world.  What are the factors that raise or lower the value of the AmericanDollar and why is it measured against the Chinese Yuan, the Japanese Yen or  the Euro.
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Scam-o-rama

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

It’s become a very complicated world and there are many ways get taken advantage of or cheated.  Learn how to recognize a scam and how toprotect yourself from identify theft, pyramid schemes, etc.
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How to Make a Million Bucks

It is possible! If you start early and save consistently, you'll take advantage of the power of compound interest. You can make a million by working hard, spending less than you earn, and by saving,...

How to Make a Million Bucks

It is possible!  If you start early and save consistently, you'll take advantage of the power of compound interest.  You can make a million by working hard, spending less than you earn, and by saving, saving, saving.  Meet a 16-year old with a fashion recycle business, and a track star saving his way to college with a button business.
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Whats Up with the Stock Market?

Have you ever tried to read the financial pages in the newspaper or understand the bottom of the TV screen financial ticker? It’s almost like reading the sports page with its own set of stats. Biz...

Whats Up with the Stock Market?

Biz Kid$ take us through the language of the stock market and how these terms apply to our lives.
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Your first big Purchase

Make sure your next big purchase is B.R.O.W.N. - you’ll want to understand these important steps for your next purchase decision, whether it’s the latest computer, a new smart phone, or a car. You...

Your first big Purchase

You’ll want to understand the important steps to take before your next purchase, whether you're buying the latest computer, a new smart phone, or a car. You will learn about budgeting, researching, negotiating, and more. Find out how a photographer upgraded his camera, and a 15-year-old aviator purchased an old airplane!
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Debt: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

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

Biz Kid$ explore the positive uses of debt and the pitfalls it can create if not careful.
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A World Without Taxes

Explore how taxes impact your life, and why you should care about the IRS. Find out about the importance of federal, state, and local taxes and learn what they pay for. Hear how a semi-pro...

A World Without Taxes

Explore how taxes impact your life.  Find out about the importance of federal, state, and local taxes and what they pay for.
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What is a Biz Kid?

You’ll learn that anybody can be a Biz Kid with effort and the right attitude. Biz Kid$ identify a need, make a plan, and take action. Meet a skateboard designer, a hip hop music producer, and a 9...