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

Inflation 101: A Biz Kid Guide

For a word that makes headlines multiple times per day, “inflation” sure does have a wide variety of definitions. Merriam-Webster defines inflation this way: Putting the multi-purpose word’s associations with balloons or arrogance aside, the final definition is downright dense: … 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

The Ultimate Biz Kid$ Resource Roundup

Every now and then, it’s a good idea to get back to basics. As an Emmy-winning financial literacy series on public television, we spend our time thinking about how to teach kids about entrepreneurship, saving and investing, financial basics, credit … 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

The Priceless (and Perilous) Smartphone

7 hours and 22 minutes. That’s the average amount of time the modern teen spends on their phones – not including schoolwork.   The devices we couldn’t imagine until Steve Jobs revealed them to us 2007 are today considered downright essential. Even before COVID-19 turned our phones … read more

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2021 Resolutions, Family-Style

In some ways, January 1st will be just another day. It’s another collection of 24 hours, each a set of 60 minutes, each comprised of 60 seconds. And yet there’s something about the dawn of a new year that gives … read more

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2020’s Smartest Gift: A Course in Millionairedom

With the holiday season in full swing, parents and grandparents are scrambling to find gifts that will live on long after the wrapping paper has been recycled. For our top pick this year, we start with a problem in need … read more

Little Steps to Raising a Generous Kid

It doesn’t take a grinch to see that this year’s holiday season will be unlike any the world has seen in a century. Amidst a season in which kids (and adults) tend to daydream about creating wish lists, receiving packages, … read more

Yes, It Pays to be Thankful

In a year when every other tradition seems to be thrown out the window, this week brings a tradition that can’t be canceled — and shouldn’t be missed. For many families, the traditional turkey dinner isn’t in the cards. The … read more