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Warren Buffett shows kids how to invest in themselves in the animated series “Secret Millionaires Club”. The premise of the show is a group of middle school students aka “Secret Millionaires Club” traveling the world with their robot and Mr Buffet as their mentor. Under his guidance, the kids apply basic business knowledge to helping others in their adventures – all while learning about investing in themselves.
Huh, Warren Buffet mentoring a bunch of kids and giving financial advice. Self made Billionaire Mr Buffet is considered by many as the most successful investor in the 20th century. Business advice from him on a kids level…. I had to see this!
At first glance, middle schoolers traveling the world seemed to me so far fetched, but then again, its an animated series so I just went with it. Robot, sure why not…..Mr Buffet had Bono as the wedding singer at his granddaughter’s wedding recently, so maybe yeah, its all possible with Warren!
Members of the Secret Millionaires Club include 4 distinctive personalities. I think most kids could relate to a trait or personality in one of them: Elena – the upbeat optimist, Jones – the dare devil and impulsive risk-taker, Radley – the conservative techie, and Lisa the Fashionista make up the club with robot Starty. The voice of Mr Buffet in the series is Warren Buffet himself! His advice sounds like it was coming from your lovable folksy Grandpa.
The DVD contains 6 episode and 6 Special Feature Webisodes. I asked my 6 year old daughter if she wanted to watch with me. She said no, however by the second episode she was into it. The episodes included a trip to Beijing, a Rock Star, a Haunted Scottish Inn, a business venture into space, a candy shop AND a winter resort. Fun stuff for kids for sure. My daughter loved “Listen to the Music” and “Just Say Snow”. Each episode features someone who needs some business advice – enter the club under the guidance of Mr Buffett. Kids at all levels (and adults too) can learn realistic life lessons about earning and saving with these new episodes.
I love how Mr Buffet said the surest way to succeed in business is to know and pursue your passion AND that each episode showed we all have different talents and passions that can make us successful. The “Listen to the Music” episode featured a very unhappy popular singer who had been manipulated by his manager. His passion was singing yet his manager got 90% of his earnings when he did anything BUT sing and her greed kept him from singing. The “Just Say Snow” episode featured saving your money versus spending it frivolously on something. After purchasing skis impulsively, there was no money for anything else. There are some really valuable lessons for kids of all ages in each episode. Practical stuff too like making sure when traveling you have the currency of the country, the right electrical current devices and well remember to charge your phone. I was impressed!
Oh and did I mention, the theme song was totally catchy and featured a “Rapping Warren Buffet”…well kind of. Both the husband and I LOVED that song and found ourselves walking around singing it. Driving beat sure to make you bob you head.
Secret Millionaires Club Volume Two DVD is now available from Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment and A Squared Entertainment .
To find out more on the Secret Millionaires club check out their website at smckids.com.
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