With the country wallowing in deep economic troubles that serve as testament to how little Americans understand about money, super investor Warren Buffett just launched a financial literacy program that offers free lessons for children (and adults), the Washington Post reports. The program, called the Secret Millionaire’s Club, offers animated episodes that teach financial literacy, entrepreneurship and core math skills. One of them, for example, has a cartoon Buffett helping some kids figure out why a girl’s lemonade stand isn’t profitable. The episodes all include a stock ticker with companies, including Hershey’s, Google, Kraft, Sony, Time Warner, Apple, and Build a Bear…

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