Ben hasn't quite thought things through, gets side-tracked by his 'wants' and falls back on some unappealing habits! Engage with this light-hearted take on decision-making, identify where Ben goes wrong and work out what to do to improve the situation.
Ben and Rio want to go on a big, expensive holiday. Students find out what else, apart from meeting the cost, the boys need to plan in advance: everything from visas, the EHIC and currencies to checking mobile phone tariffs and methods of payment abroad.
Rio and Amber get friendly over tax, national insurance and the minimum wage! Easily identifiable scenarios aid learning about developing employability skills, reading a payslip and discussing careers to become familiar with what's required in the workplace.
The financial and 'friend' plot thickens! Delve into the tricky world of comparing like for like when dazzled by 'special offers' on handsets, tariffs and loan agreements. Learn about credit ratings, why this is important and how to build and maintain a favourable score.
Take a look at the unknown costs of learning to drive and running a vehicle, as well as the legal requirements. Learning to decipher insurance quote comparisons and looking at factors that contribute to costs in this area will serve students well in the near future.
The Bank of Rio dishes out some level advice and it looks like Ben may be able to start paying his bills, however they need some investment! By working through options, students learn about different types of credit. They’ll also get real and consider at what times in their lives they may need to borrow money.
Welcome to the empire... not quite! Though Ben believes he’s making history, Rio – the voice of reason - talks quantities and economies of scale as the trio consider business set-up costs. Students do the same as they design logos, straplines and learn about managing risk.