Talkin’ Money is a trademarked, copy-written educational video series, targeted to millennials, that promotes financial literacy produced by Steve Procko Productions. The show is currently being distributed by Learn360 which Serves more than 25 million students in 33,875 schools across United States and Canada.
The shows episodes feature real-life everyday situations to help give students the knowledge and skills to manage and take responsibility for their personal well-being. Produced in high-definition with high production values, music and original animations, the Talkin’ Money series is designed for multiple video formats. Licensed as videos for corporate websites; in-school educational videos; and DVD’s for the general public.
A representative sample of just some show topics include:
- What do I need to know about getting a job?
- How do I learn about the pros and cons of college loans?
- What is a budget and how do I use it?
- How much does it cost to own a car?
- What are my responsibilities with regards to taxes and the IRS?
- How do I get a credit card, and how does credit work?
- How do I learn to spend and save smartly?
- How do checking accounts work?
- What are the risks and rewards of starting my own business?
- How expensive is it to live on my own?
- How do the different types of insurance work, and how do I know what I need?
- How do I protect myself from consumer fraud?
- How do IRA’s and 401k’s work?
When polled, the vast majority of adults will tell you that they were never taught the things they needed to know about money when they were in school, and, they wished that they had the knowledge to be financially literate at a young age. Talkin’ Money correlates it’s show topics to the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education as created and maintained by the Jump$tart Coalition® for Personal Financial Literacy, a 501-c-3 non-profit organization based in Washington, DC.
The Talkin’ Money video series is an invaluable tool for teaching high school students what they need to know to be financially literate. This project has been a labor of love by Steve Procko, who saw the need for this type of educational video series by chatting with his own teenage daughter. During those evening dinner discussions on life topics, Steve found that basic knowledge about money was sorely lacking in high school. Daughter Melissa later went on to appear in several episodes and work as a production coordinator on Talkin’ Money for her father.