Have you ever had a major appliance break or stop working? What did you do? Was it under warranty?
Have you ever applied for a loan? What was it for? What were the conditions? Did you qualify?
What are some ways to cut expenses in your budget? How do you save money?
In this episode, Mr. Brashov says many ageist things. First, he tells Jess he can't believe that Jess would want to "hang out with a bunch of old people." Later, he rejects Henry's idea of advertising to high school students and Rosa's idea of families with kids. The banker says on the phone something about people over 40 and later Mr. Brashov thinks the banker just thought of him as a stupid old man. What are some stereotypes of adolescents and senior citizens?
Jess: "Sometimes young people grow impatient with older folks They don't realize that with the years comes experience. All they see is just see gray hair." Do you agree?
If the United States, young people leave home when they are 18 or go to college. Likewise, parents of children live independently; they usually do not live with their adult children. What is traditional in your culture? What advantages and disadvantages does each culture offer?
Jamal finds a replacement part for the stove so that Mr. Brashov doesn't have to buy a new one. What are some ways to reuse things so you don't have to buy as much or ways to buy recycled or used items so you don't have to pay full price for a new item?
What is your opinion of multigenerational housing? Explain your opinion.
Describe the ways you save money. Write a top ten list.
In this episode, they solved the stove problem but not really the budget problem (besides getting more customers). Write another scene or change the story and/or ending. How should Mr. Brashov make his business more profitable? How can he cut expenses and raise profits?