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Financial Literacy Program ‘Who Wants to be a Bazillionaire?’ Comes to CBK

students with mb staff(Nov. 8, 2023) The imaginary currency “Bazucks” were in high demand Wednesday as Cedarbrook students competed in the interactive financial literacy program “Who Wants to be a Bazillionaire?” While classmates cheered them on, teams of two or three students from seventh and eighth grade came on stage to compete for bazucks through a series of challenges dealing with personal finance trivia. Students learned the importance of savings and investing, the ups and downs of risk versus reward, ins and outs of how banks operate, and how inflation works.

The tour includes 60 schools from around the country and is based on the Webby-winning Million Bazillion kids’ podcast from American Public Media. The podcast intends to bring financial knowledge and empowerment to middle school students.