Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum


Have you ever took the time to stop and think about the lives of all the people we consider influencial? Like who was Bill Gates before he was Bill Gates! Or Oprah Winfrey before she was Oprah! Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, Tyler Perry, Byron Allen, Elon Musk, Beyoncé...the list goes on and on. Wouldn't it be cool if we could travel back in time and meet these celebrities when they were kids? Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum In 2019 PBS KIDS debuted a new animated series called Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum in which the titular character Xavier, along [...]

Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum2020-02-13T15:24:44-04:00

Max and Ruby: Bunny Money


In a previous article we discussed how the show Max and Ruby highlighted youth entrepreneurship. So, it should come as know surprise that there is an episode highlighting financial education. In the episode, "Bunny Money", Ruby and Max head out to the shopping district to purchase a gift for their grandma from Rosalinda's Gift Shop. The gift Ruby has in mind is a music box that when opened shows dancing ballerinas. Unfortunately, a series of unexpected costs derails Ruby's plans. Watch the episode below: https://youtu.be/tw2Ja6Kip_o?t=933 Season 1 Episode 8 (Bunny Cakes, Bunny Party, & Bunny Money) Here are some topics we [...]

Max and Ruby: Bunny Money2019-12-24T12:43:20-04:00

Spend Bill Gates Money


Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to have a billion dollars-or better yet spend a billion dollars? Well, your wait is over! You have an amazing opportunity to spend Bill Gates money! That's right you get a shopping spree spending Bill Gates's money! Bill Gates, the genius behind Microsoft, has amassed an enormous amount of wealth becoming one of the richest people in the world. At the time of this post, he has a current estimated net worth of one hundred ten billion dollars or $110,000,000,000.00 according to businessinsider.com. Whew, that's a lot of money!...and you get to [...]

Spend Bill Gates Money2020-03-28T16:04:28-04:00

Max and Ruby: Inspiring Youth Entrepreneurship


Youth entrepreneurship is something we love supporting (check out our friends at Lemonade Day Washtenaw County) but did you know there are kid shows that show your child's favorite characters as entrepreneurs? One such show is Max and Ruby. https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x5vfqgs Ruby's Lemonade Stand Simki.com In the episode, "Ruby's Lemonade Stand", Ruby with the help of her best friend Louise want to raise money to help pay for their Bunny Scout trip to the zoo. Now, to accomplish this goal they decide to run a lemonade stand. So, using grandma's secret recipe Ruby makes a delicious pitcher of lemonade that she decides [...]

Max and Ruby: Inspiring Youth Entrepreneurship2019-12-01T00:36:48-04:00

How Does the Stock Market/Exchange Work?


Okay, let's say you saved up your allowance or birthday money but you don't want to leave it sitting in a piggy bank. What should you do? If you're feeling risky, maybe instead of the traditional savings account you can grow your money using the stock exchange. But wait...what is the stock exchange? What is the Stock Exchange? When it comes to stocks most people will tell you: "Investing [in stocks] is very risky" Unfortunately, that is true. Investing in stocks is very risky. But honestly speaking, all investments carry some level of risk. Luckily, the best way to offset the [...]

How Does the Stock Market/Exchange Work?2019-11-21T15:52:19-04:00

Can Ms. Monopoly Highlight the Importance of Equal Pay?


Thanks to the efforts of those involved in the Civil Rights Movement and Women's Movement of the 1960s-70s plenty of economic opportunities have opened up for women to explore and thrive. Which is why there is no other time period in history where we have more college educated women and women in corporate leadership roles! Unfortunately, despite all of these efforts women (on average) still make less money than their male counterparts. #EqualPay If you followed this year's FIFA Women's World Cup Tournament then not only did you view some amazing soccer games but you probably also heard the player's chants [...]

Can Ms. Monopoly Highlight the Importance of Equal Pay?2019-10-25T09:42:33-04:00

Poor Muffy (Arthur Episode)


Everyone grows up differently. Some people live in huge mansions-others live in apartments. Some people ride public transportation while others drive luxury cars. Regardless of how individuals live we should all treat each other with understanding and respect. No two people embody this mindset than Francine Frensky and her best friend Muffy Crosswire. In the episode "Poor Muffy" (watch below) Muffy, after learning she's allergic to the new carpet in her mansion, asks her parents if she could temporarily stay at her best friend's apartment until the carpet is removed. However, she soon learns that life at the Frensky's is a [...]

Poor Muffy (Arthur Episode)2019-09-17T15:14:28-04:00

Beware of Children’s Games with In-App Purchases


Remember back in the days when a cell phone was an emergency and/or luxury item only to be used to make calls? Or when video games came with everything you needed already preinstalled without having to purchase additional upgrades? Yeah, times have surely changed... Although the big three consoles (Nintendo, Playstation, and Xbox) are still very much relevant today, video games have continually exploded in popularity since becoming available for download as application software (apps) on smartphones, tablets-even watches. With that being said we must warn you to be careful of games with in-app purchases. What are In-app Purchases? As the [...]

Beware of Children’s Games with In-App Purchases2019-09-05T21:15:22-04:00

PRESS RELEASE: Dollars & Cents University Encourages Entrepreneurship by Partnering with Lemonade Day Washtenaw County


Washtenaw County, MI (Jan. 1, 2019) – Lemonade Day is a free, fun, experiential learning program that teaches kids how to start, own and operate their very own business – a lemonade stand. Lemonade Day has spread to over 57 cities in 23 states and 3 countries. We are proud to announce that this year kids in Washtenaw County will get to join in on the fun. Our 2019 County Director is Fonda Aguwa and our County Champion is Godfrey Aguwa, Jr., Executive Director for DCU Next Generation. Featured sponsors and partners include: Dollars & Cents University, University of Michigan Credit [...]

PRESS RELEASE: Dollars & Cents University Encourages Entrepreneurship by Partnering with Lemonade Day Washtenaw County2019-09-14T16:49:28-04:00

My Dad, the Garbage Man


Career Day was one of the best parts of school. Not only did the class get to learn about a variety of awesome jobs but we got to ask questions to actual local professionals. Although I've always enjoyed career days it never dawned on me that some of my classmates may have dreaded the idea of their parents sharing what they do for a living...like Francine did. My Dad, the Garbage Man There's no doubt that Francine Frensky loves her dad. Unfortunately, after a conversation with her sister, she becomes a little embarrassed by his occupation. See how she copes with [...]

My Dad, the Garbage Man2018-11-01T18:26:00-04:00


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