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Local businessman makes his television debut


April 11, 2011

Ben Surdi

Lake Stevens resident, Ben Surdi, is featured on an upcoming episode of Biz Kid$, the Emmy Award-winning national public television series that teaches school-aged kids about money and business.

The episode, “Debt: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” features Ben talking about going bankrupt at 19 and how he’s turned around his financial situation with a profitable carpet cleaning company in Lake Stevens.

The episode is scheduled for air on Sunday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m. on KCTS.

“Debt: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is the second episode of the fourth season of Biz Kid$, public television’s fun, fast-paced series on financial literacy. The episode covers the difference between good debt and bad debt.

Other new episodes this season include a show about taxes, big purchases, the stock market, starting a business, how to make a million dollars, business scams, and the value of currency.

Created by the producers of “Bill Nye, the Science Guy,” Biz Kid$ features comedy sketches and movie spoofs that appeal to kids and adults alike. Each episode also includes profiles of young entrepreneurs and social philanthropists.


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