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Banzai Financial Education

Prepare for Real-World Finance with Online Classes

The need for financial education is at an all-time high. With so much inaccurate information available, our goal is to provide free, trustworthy financial information in one, easy-to-use place for the Stark County community. That's why CSE is excited to offer Banzai – the financial education program used by millions of teachers and students around the country – to you for free.

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Financial Education for all Ages:

There are three different curriculums for the Banzai Financial Education online classes. Each curriculum caters to a different age group, and follows a character through a hypothetical scenario that learners may find themselves in some day. This helps individuals follow along and understand the application for each lesson.

Banzai Junior: Ages 8–12

When life hands you lemons, become an entrepreneur! In Banzai Junior, we use a lemonade stand to teach students how to make money, save for big purchases, and even operate a business. Kids get to choose a savings goal and then use their lemonade stand to save enough money by the end of summer.

Some of the other topics covered in Junior include the following:

  • IOUs (an introduction to credit)
  • Earning money
  • Counting currency
  • Saving and spending money
  • Working with others
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Banzai Teen: Ages 13-18

In Teen, students play to save enough money for college registration. They’ll navigate daily decisions, like getting a job, going out to eat, and even renting an apartment to see how their choices affect their end goal.

Teen covers the following:

  • Double-entry accounting
  • Renting an apartment
  • Buying a car
  • Renter’s insurance
  • Taxes and withholdings
  • Daily spending and saving
  • Auto insurance
  • Credit
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Banzai Plus: Ages 18+

Plus builds on Teen, except this time the goal is saving for a home. Not only will students have a concrete savings goal, but they get to go house hunting for the right property. Of course, navigating things like identity fraud and auto insurance along the way could make a win a little trickier.

Plus covers everything from Teen, along with the following:

  • Buying a home
  • Life insurance
  • Credit scores
  • Identity theft
  • Qualifying for a mortgage
  • Daily spending choices
  • Retirement savings
  • Tax exemptions

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