Week 10/11

Hello blog!

I am sorry I haven’t been as active as I have hoped to, but I hope to write more in the next few weeks. I have about a month until my project is due on May 14. I am currently in the process of making my outlines that I did on my topics into scripts. It is really exciting that the majority of my hard work is done and I get to move into making podcasts.

With that said, I hope to open up my podcast channel this week. I think that I am going to post the scripts for my podcasts on the blog so people can also look. at the script to review the info or follow along. Also, I saw a cool clip on the news this weekend. It talked about how financial literacy is really only a few states teach it in high school. I thought this was interesting and was wondering if there was a way for me to spread my podcast to other places or even get it inputted in the DA curriculum? I think this would be really cool and I definitely want to look into it.

What do you all think of this idea? Do you think I should try to get it implemented at school? Maybe a club? Please comment and let me know.

Also, I am going to attach my first script so you guys have an idea. I wanted to use this for the intro episode of my blog.

Welcome to my podcast: Manage your Money! I am Charles McCain, a junior at Durham Academy high school. I have been at DA since preK, so this is now my 13th year here. I have an older brother, Davis, who is 19 years old and is going to be in his first year of college next year. Because of the block schedule at school as a result of COVID, I found that I had a lot more time after school than I realized. This is why I decided to do an independent study. At first, I didn’t know what I wanted to learn about and how I would go about this study. But, after many conversations with my parents and friends, I decided to do my study on financial literacy: basically, the understanding of everything in the financial world. I knew that this would be information that I would need to know as I grew up, so I decided to spend a semester learning all of the basics. Given that I found many teenagers were in the same boat as me, I decided to create a podcast, so other people could learn too. Of course, without having to do the three months of research. Now that you know a little about me and why I decided to do this project, I encourage you to listen to all of my episodes! As of now, this podcast will be 10 episodes, including this introduction. Each episode will explain and talk about the components that I researched and why I think they are important. With this said, week one will be Financial planning, week two will be Financial planning,  Careers, Savings and banking, budgeting and spending, Credit and debit, Investments, avoiding Financial scams,  Insurance, and Retirement. Thank you so much for listening and I will see you soon!

As you can see, the script is pretty basic. Let me know what you guys think. See you soon!

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