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Making Cents: Financial Literacy Videos for Young Learners

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With this video series, teach teens and pre-teens how to manage their money and foster an entrepreneurial spirit. Visit KSPS Education for more additional learning resources.

The Lowdown | The Math of Credit Cards

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Explore how credit cards work in this video from KQED. In particular, you’ll discover the impact and high cost of outstanding balances when borrowing money using credit cards. In the accompanying classroom activity, students discuss the key concepts presented in the video, including the relationship between lines of credit, debt, spending, and interest charges. They then learn to calculate simple interest. This resource is part of the Math at the Core: Middle School Collection.

Career Connections | Accounting/Auditor

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Learn about a tax accounting career from a senior manager of a firm that prepares tax returns for clients, audits their business plans and finances, and helps them stay compliant with current tax laws.

Career Connections | Production Accountant

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Why is it important for a digital media company to have a production accountant? Find out what a production accountant does on a daily basis and what it takes to become one.

Career Connections | Restaurant Management

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In this video viewers will learn why having knowledge and competence in customer service, world languages, fine arts, and financial literacy are critical for a restaurant manager.

Episode 207 - Blossom and Snappy Learn about Utilities | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy help Robbie prepare for a dinner party. They make a decorative centerpiece out of postage stamps. In order to help Robbie, they decide to pay her bills for her. In doing this, Blossom and Snappy visit and learn about the telephone company, the gas company, and the electric company.

Blossom and Snappy Redecorate, Pt. 1 | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy start to make a container garden in a cardboard box. The dirt seeps through onto Robbie's carpet so they go to the carpet factory to figure out the most cost-effective way to fix it. They also go to a home improvement store to buy the necessary supplies to make a real container garden.

Episode 205 - Blossom and Snappy Go to the Bank, Part I | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy learn about money and banking. The puppets want to buy something for Robbie for her birthday, so they decide to do some chores to earn money. Once they've earned some money, they go to the bank to open up bank accounts. 

Episode 206 - Blossom and Snappy Go to the Bank, Part II | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy continue to try to earn money for a present for Robbie's birthday by having a bake sale. They go back to the bank and learn about checking accounts and loans.

Episode 208 - Blossom and Snappy Go Shopping | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy plan a party for Robbie's birthday, which includes budgeting for party favors and a present, and counting items.

Blossom and Snappy Seek Fame and Fortune | Count On It!

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Blossom and Snappy start a band named The Rulers and want to play at Robbie's school party. In order to find out how being in a band works, they visit a performance site to find out about rental fees, a promoter's office, and Ticketmaster.

Waging a Living: Living Wage v. Minimum Wage: What's the Difference?

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POV collaborated with PBS Teachers and Dr. Faith Rogow to produce a lesson plan for teachers interested in Waging a Living as a teaching tool for the high school subject areas of Economics, Civics, Life Skills, U.S. History and Business. This resource group is designed to help students get a better handle on the reality of daily expenses for an adult, and to demonstrate that what they may see as a good wage is barely adequate for some people trying to live on their own.