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Aug 11, 2020

Million Bazillion: The podcast for kids to learn about money

There are tons of podcasts for kids, but how many of them help teach your family about money? Greenlight is proud to present a whole season of Million Bazillion, a new podcast for kids and their families to help dollars make more sense. 

Each episode brings the money talk to your home — with trivia, fun facts, spotlights and even a few fan-favorite guest appearances, like LeVar Burton from Reading Rainbow.

Episode 6: Secrets for starting a business

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Do you feel like your kids are always trying to find ways to make money? Maybe it’s through chores or maybe they’re negotiating an allowance for something else, like their good grades! Let’s face it — kids are entrepreneurs in the making. 

But entrepreneurship is so much more than making money. That’s what Episode 6 of Million Bazillion (the last of Season 1!) is all about — how to start a business, solve problems and bring your passions to life. As you listen, think about all the ways your kids can use these tips for other aspects of their lives… building healthier money habits, perhaps? 

Episode 5: Saving money is really hard to do

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We’re always talking about saving, and we try to make it easy for your kids to save with Round Ups, savings goals and Parent-Paid Interest. But we know saving money is pretty hard to do — even for grownups! In episode 5 of Million Bazillion, we learn WHY it’s hard. We’ll also hear a success story about Will Bradley, a high schooler who got a part-time job, used his Greenlight app and saved up for his first car: a sporty mustang.

Episode 4: Ads are there for a reason – to sell you stuff

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Parents and kids see (and hear!) ads all the time, but how do they make us want to buy things? This week’s episode of Million Bazillion answers questions all about advertising so your kids can learn how to spot an ad and decide if they’ll buy after seeing it. And if you need some extra help, open up the Greenlight app to set boundaries with flexible spend controls.

Episode 3: The price of pizza

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It’s every kid’s favorite day: Pizza day. In this episode, Million Bazillion breaks down the idea of costs by looking at all the things that go into making a pizza. It’s more than gooey cheese and tangy red sauce — it’s a whole operation. To get kids thinking about costs, wants vs. needs and maybe even starting their own business, we recommend a cozy couch session with this episode and of course, a Greenlight card to put it all in action. 

If your kids are already dreaming up their future companies, they’ll hear about Henry H. from North Carolina, a Greenlight kid who launched his own cookie business.

Episode 2: Negotiation is a super important skill

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Kids negotiate all the time. Just ask your kids how they ended up with a brownie for lunch instead of the PB&J you packed. Chances are, you’ve had your fair share of negotiations with your kids over chores, allowance, screen time or even what movie to watch.

This episode empowers you AND your kids to see negotiation as a way to solve problems together and develop an important skill for life. Once you finish listening, put it to the test. Open up your Greenlight app to talk about chores and allowance — you can treat it as salary negotiation practice!

Episode 1: Where did money come from?

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In episode 1, we learn about bartering and gift economies to see how people used to pay for things before bills and coins. Greenlight is all about managing money digitally, but back in the day, things were really different. This episode takes us on a ride into history to hear how this thing called “money” all got started.  

You’ll hear about common forms of money, ancient forms of money and some not-so-common forms of money, like seashells and… turtles? Plus, Kristen Bell may or may not design her own coin and tell everyone about it (she does).

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