About That $2 Billion Powerball Jackpot

Let’s set aside for a moment the fact that many lottery winners wish they never won in the first place. And the fact that the odds of winning the jackpot – 1 in 292 million – are almost exactly the … read more

Unpacking the Crypto Crash

If you tuned into this year’s Super Bowl, you likely saw a commercial featuring Larry David, mocking the advent of everything from forks to the light bulb, until a modern-day Larry eventually rejects the final “too good to be true” … read more

Teaching Kids about Credit as Debt Gets Murky

This week, President Biden made it official: the United States would forgive up to $20,000 in student loans per borrower. The applications opened, the borrowers rejoiced, and the concept of debt got…murkier. Regardless of how you feel about the government’s … read more

Social Influence Reveals a Silver Lining

Ten years ago, if you’d told someone that you sought financial advice from a TikTok star, their puzzled response would have been something along the lines of, “What do one-calorie breath mints have to do with saving and investing?!” My, … read more

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Teaching Kids the Truth about Credit

Almost every credit card approval letter begins the same way: “Congratulations!” From the misleading greeting, you’d think the $5,000, $10,000, or $20,000 credit limit just approved was nothing but a gift. Instead, the greeting should read: “Warning!” After all, a … read more

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As College Went Virtual, Students Went Packing

A few years ago, Harvard and Stanford took the extraordinary step of putting classroom-recorded courses on their websites for free. The move was downright gutsy. After all, access to the schools’ professors and insights were considered elite; their $50K+ tuitions, worthwhile.  … read more

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Introducing a Brand New BizKids.com

143. In addition to being Mister Roger’s favorite number, 143 represents the number of countries from which aspiring young entrepreneurs visited BizKids.com in the last three months. Teen tycoons have visited from Syria, Palestine, and Slovakia, among others. As classrooms … read more

Financial Facts that are Downright Scary

Welcome to the season of goblins, ghouls, and skeletons. This is the month we go out of our way to experience fright in all of its forms. And so in true October fashion, today we confront one of the scariest … read more

Your Kid’s Dream Job Has a 78% Bankruptcy Rate

Like everything else in 2020, this year’s football season is off to an unusual start. From a positive case at a Chief’s game to plexiglass dividers separating fans from hotdog vendors, the season has opened in a drastically different fashion than before.  … 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

Oh, to Own a Car

The tossing of the keys: for some, it’s an iconic rite of passage. For others, a pipe dream associated with a life that feels out of reach. Most teens are likely to hold two views simultaneously: “I want one” and … read more

Saying Goodbye to Debt

Debt. Is it good or bad? Useful or evil? That depends on who you ask. Some will call it a tool. Others, a trap. Our episode, Debt: “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” raised that very question. One clip … read more