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Helping to End Hunger

March 26, 2021

Claire Babineaux-Fontenot believes it’s possible to end chronic, or long-lasting, hunger in the United States. She’s the CEO of Feeding America. It’s the largest hunger-relief charity in the country. In the past year, Feeding America’s nationwide network of 200 food…

Playing Games

February 26, 2021

Investors think carefully about the stocks they buy. Usually, they buy a stock because they think the business will grow and the stock price will go up. Take Amazon. During the pandemic, people ordered more items online. They did a…

Jaydyn's Big Win

February 25, 2021

In December 2019, Jaydyn Carr’s mom gave him a present: 10 shares of GameStop stock. She had purchased them at $6.19 a share, for a total of about $62. The present was meant to teach ujamaa, one of the seven…

Five of Our Favorites

January 29, 2021

Learning about money should be something you do in every grade, from the time you enter kindergarten until you graduate from college. Why? Because financial literacy is one of the most important skills you can learn. It means understanding how…

Busy Season

November 24, 2020

What do Christmas trees have to do with budgeting? If you’re a farmer who grows and sells them—a lot. The business holds lessons for anyone who wants to make money last. Some products are bought year-round. The companies that sell…

Doing Good

November 5, 2020

Since March, when COVID-19 lockdowns began in the United States, you’ve probably found yourself with more free time. We’re inspired by how kids use that time to take on projects. Some start charities to help people. Others develop businesses to…

Zoom Boom

October 2, 2020

Last spring, Megan Mullaly’s sixth-grade students gathered to watch Sanjay’s Super Team. This short movie is about a young boy. He imagines Hindu gods as superheroes. When it was over, the students talked about how what they’d learned in class…

COVID-19 and The Economy

September 14, 2020

Maybe you’re reading this in your classroom, with desks spaced six feet apart. Maybe you’re reading it at home, and you’ll discuss it online. The coronavirus that began spreading last winter has changed our lives. Some of the biggest changes…

Answering Questions About COVID-19 and the Economy

April 24, 2020

How is the COVID-19 pandemic changing life for you and your family? You’ve likely been asked to make changes to prevent the spread of the disease. Your school has probably been closed. You may even have been asked to stay…

The Plastic Bag Problem

April 10, 2020

Imagine this: It’s Friday afternoon. You’re at the grocery store picking out snacks for a movie marathon. You go to check out and get ready to start bagging. Then you realize there aren’t any plastic bags. And paper bags are…

The Pay Goal

March 3, 2020

In July, the members of the United States women’s soccer team fought their way to a fourth World Cup win. Now their focus is on a different struggle: the fight for equal pay. The team filed a lawsuit against U.S.…

Precious Time

February 14, 2020

Genevieve Burke is 14. She remembers the first time she got paid for work. It was two years ago. She took care of a neighbor’s dog, Utley, while the family was on vacation. After a week of feeding and walking…

Supply and Demand

December 19, 2019

On August 12, Popeyes tweeted a mouthwatering snapshot. It was of a new limited-edition menu item: “Chicken. Brioche. Pickles. New. Sandwich.” “I need this in my life,” replied one person. “My. Mouth. Is. Salivating,” wrote another. Many thousands of likes…

Buyer Beware

November 27, 2019

Ever wonder why kids on the other side of your screen gush over a new toy? The truth is, many of them aren’t just toy-loving kids like you and your friends. They’re influencers. Rather than paying for products, they often…

10 Ways to Stay Safe Online

November 5, 2019

You’re part of the first generation of kids who didn’t know a time without smartphones and social media. That’s great when it comes to being comfortable with technology, but it can cause you to let down your guard. Here are…

Comparing Costs

October 9, 2019

Take a walk through a supermarket or big-box store. What do you see? Many brands of O-shaped cereal. About a dozen brands of yogurt. And because it’s October, there are probably shelves of Halloween candy. Which bag should you buy? …

Growing A Family Business

September 16, 2019

Every Saturday and Sunday this fall, while other kids are sleeping late, Phillip Gargiulo, age 11, will be up at 5 a.m. sweeping floors. It’s hard work, but Phillip’s duty at Masker Orchards isn’t just a job. It’s a family…

Insert Coin

April 26, 2019

Do you ever play in-app games on a phone or tablet? Some kids do it every day. These games often ask us to spend money to earn certain things like extra lives or special features, or to watch ads to…