Finance 101 Challenge

While in her role as Blended Learning Manager at Babson Executive Education (BEE), Bonnie worked with Professor Chris Hennessey to create an online, pre-work module for professionals with varying degrees of financial training. It serves as a comprehensive guide to understanding and interpreting financial statements. We were lucky enough to find the show notes from when Paula Deen covered this module on her show, At Home With Paula Deen!

Y’all ready to whip up some financial knowledge, darlin’? This here recipe is all about cookin’ up a delectable finance module that’ll have folks droolin’ over their money matters. So put on your apron, grab a pen, and let’s get mixin’!


  • A heaping cup of finance fundamentals
  • A generous spoonful of strategic decision-making skills
  • A pinch of confidence


  1. Preheat your brain to maximum learning mode.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the finance fundamentals and strategic decision-making skills. Take your time to ensure they’re well incorporated and evenly distributed.
  3. Sprinkle in a pinch of confidence. This will add that extra oomph to your financial knowledge mix.
  4. Stir the mixture vigorously until it forms a smooth and cohesive understanding of the financial landscape.
  5. Now, it’s time to spice things up a bit! Add interactive exercises, case studies, and real-world examples to the mix. These ingredients make the learning process more flavorful and engaging.
  6. Give it a taste test! Analyze the financial data and evaluate the investment opportunities to make sure everything is on track. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.
  7. Once you’re satisfied with the flavor, let the module simmer on a low heat for the designated duration, allowing participants to absorb all the delicious knowledge.
  8. Serve it up hot to eager learners, and watch as they devour the financial implications with gusto!

And there you have it, dearie! A mouthwatering finance module that’ll leave participants craving for more. Now get in that kitchen and start cookin’ up some financial success!

~ Paula Deen, At Home With Paula Deen
(not really, please don’t sue me)

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