Two Cents


PBS Digital Studios and the producers of It’s Okay to Be Smart bring you TWO CENTS, a new weekly series about personal finance for millennials and Gen Z.

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    Money, a Global Game of Trust | Two Cents

    The value of money all comes down to TRUST. When did we transition from the barter system to using money? We discuss some of its origin stories.

    Grades: 9-12
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    Love and Money | Two Cents

    Nothing is less romantic than talking to your partner about their financial history, but finances cause major stresses in relationships. A lot of these stresses can be tackled by communicating without judgment. Here are 5 financial topics you should discuss with your future partner.

    Grades: 9-12
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    Fighting the Financial Pitfalls of the Supermarket | Two Cents

    Supermarkets are built with tricks and challenges designed to make you spend more than you planned. But with a little preparation, you can safely avoid them and save money. We have some grocery tips this week!

    Grades: 9-12
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    Hacking Your Brain to Get Out of Debt | Two Cents

    Debt is one of our least favorite things to talk about, and that's one of the main reasons it is so hard to pay off. BUT researchers have figured out how to rewire your brain to take on the debt monster.

    Grades: 9-12
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    Which College Majors Give the Most Bang for Your Buck? | Two Cents

    It's not exactly a news flash that college is expensive. Which college majors give you more bang for your buck, and does that compare to doing what you love?

    Grades: 9-12
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    Is Your Side Hustle Hustling You? | Two Cents

    These days, it seems like everyone is making money on the side. Side hustles like ridesharing, room rentals, and selling witty cross stitch patterns are a common occurrence. BUT, is every side hustle worth the time dedicated to them?

    Grades: 9-12
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    How Cars Keep You Poor | Two Cents

    Cars have become an integral part of American society. While it can feel that buying a new car is granting you new freedom, buying a new car is more likely to take away your freedom and security.

    Grades: 9-12

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