Behind The News explains why people need mortgages, how interest rates are calculated, how banks make a profit, and why shareholders care.
Explore the world of digital money and how the convenience of online banking and shopping can make life easier. Plus find out how to navigate your way safely in the digital world.
Explore the history of China's famous Silk Road, an ancient trade route that changed the world. also learn about Marco Polo's travels in China.
Schoolboys explain how they're training dogs to work on their family farms and discuss some of the challenges they face.
With the release of the new five dollar note, we learn about some of the new security measures that have been taken to discourage counterfeiters. We also meet Connor, a young man that successfully petitioned the RBA to add tactile markings to Australia's currency for the blind and vision impaired.
What do you want to be when you grow up That question might be harder than it sounds because the truth is, we don't know what the job market will look like by then. Find out more about the ways technology and robotics are influencing the jobs of the future and hear from kids who share what their dream future job would be.
As trends and technology evolve, some jobs and industries start to become less relevant. In the town, when they closed the coal mine, they essentially shut down the town's entire economy and the town itself closed. Hear from some of the kids who lived there about how they feel about having to move under such unusual circumstances.
Just because you have some stuff that you don't use anymore doesn't mean that someone else might not like to have it which is where Op Shops come in handy. Find out all about these secondhand stores and meet a volunteer that has come across a few less appealing donations during her time there.
Behind The News describes the austerity measures taken by the Greek government and meets families affected by the financial crisis.
Marketing expert Jonah Berger conducts an experiment, offering people in the street a slice of two different cakes at different prices and asks them to assess the taste.
Meet Lachlan who, at 14 years of age, runs his own business from his house selling t-shirts and hats. He talks through the process of learning how to run a business.
It's estimated that most kids growing up now will hold 13 different jobs in their lifetime, a much higher number than in the past. Find out about the role technology is playing in changing the face of the job market and the approach young people are taking to their careers.
Meet 14-year old Samara who has her own business building fairy houses and running workshops to teach others how to build them. She has also written a book about it.
The difference between private and public companies is explained using a Mac v PC type parody that highlights some of the pros and cons to both approaches, as well as explaining why some public companies opt to go private.
Why do some business qualify for a government bailout when they begin to lose money That's the question we examine here as we talk about the rationale behind government bailouts and some of the reasons others oppose them.
Behind The News explains why the price of products are marked up, and examines why Australian shops increase the price more than retailers overseas.
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