One of the most critical factors in developing generational wealth is culture. When a community's culture is conducive to the creation of productive financial habits, people tend to make better decisions, control their own destinies and raise children who are highly-empowered to be successful.
American public schools do not teach children even the most basic financial literacy, and this can lead to a lifetime of problems, including consistent unemployment, chronic amounts of debt, overspending, poverty and ongoing economic despair. But these problems can be prevented by getting your child started early on the path to understanding money and investing, gaining a set of tools that will serve as the economic fuel for an empowered and liberated existence.
This course, led by Finance professor Dr Boyce Watkins, gives your child a chance to have a real college experience. Dr Watkins explains numerous concepts in steady language that a child of any age can understand. By watching these videos along with your child, you will both get to hear America's leading Finance scholar provide the blueprint for an economically prosperous existence.
After you watch the videos, Dr Watkins provides a series of self-study quizzes that will allow you to test your child to ensure that they've memorized the concepts from the course. We guarantee that after taking this class, your children will be far ahead of their classmates, which will set the tone for the rest of their lives.
I love to learn. I love to teach.. I never presume that I know everything, since the key to knowledge is understanding how little you actually know. But my goal is to give information, insights and perspectives that allow you to broaden your thinking and to realize all that is possible.
My PhD is in Finance, which I obtained from The Ohio State University. My masters degrees are in Mathematics and Statistics, which I earned at The University of Kentucky. I also received BA and BS degrees with a triple major in Finance, Economics and Business Management from The University of Kentucky.
I have been on the faculty at Syracuse University since 2001. Before that, I taught classes at The University of Rochester, The Ohio State University, Indiana University and The University of Kentucky. I've been teaching at the college level since I was 22 years old, and have mostly taught classes in Mathematics, Economics, Statistics and Finance.
I am the author of the following books: "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about College," "What if George Bush were a Black Man?", "Financial Lovemaking 101: Merging Assets with Your Partner in Ways that Feel Good," and "Black American Money."
Finally, I am the founder of the Your Black World Coalition, an organization and independent media outlet with over half a million subscribers worldwide. We have played a role in confronting destructive hip-hop music, and have also led campaigns on various civil rights issues in the African American community.
StartSubmit comments and questions about the course here
PreviewFor Parents Only (7:43)
StartWelcome from Dr Boyce Watkins (3:26)
StartWhat does it mean to save? (1:54)
StartWhat is cash? (3:17)
StartWhat is a loan? (2:50)
StartWhat is income? (4:34)
StartWhat is an investor? (4:13)
StartMoney Basics Quiz
StartPowerpoint slides for Module 1
Frequently Asked Questions
After your child finishes this course, they will understand the following:
1) The difference between being a consumer and a producer
2) Why a high income is not the same as being wealthy
3) The importance of avoiding debt unless it is for a profitable or productive reason
4) What it means to make a profit
5) The nature of taxes and the importance of having a tax strategy for your business
6) What it means to invest and produce a produce
7) The dangers of overspending, consuming, or borrowing too much money
8) The definition of interest and interest rates
Much, much more.
This is an investment that your children will cherish for the rest of their lives. If you're not satisfied for any reason, we offer a 100%, money-back guarantee.