The goal of this game is to budget expenses with the aim of saving for a short-term purchase (a car), and to see the results of saving over a long-term for a larger purchase (a home). Players assume the role of a teen working a full-time retail job for the summer. Players develop a weekly budget of expenses, modifying their behaviour so as to create savings. Then, players move through the ten weeks of summer vacation, with each week presenting an opportunity for savings or spending.
The goal of this game is to run your own tee shirt manufacturing company. Makes the right choices and you can make a good profit. Choose badly and you risk going out of business.
So what is a credit card? People all over the world use them every day to buy everything under the sun. But where does all that money come from? Well, it's pretty simple. Credit cards are a way for people to borrow money from a bank or other financial organisation. When you're approved for a credit card, it means a bank is willing to lend you some money.
Can you manage your money for three months? There are bills to pay, food and travel to budget for, plus loads of fun things to spend your money on. Get it right and your happiness will soar, but spend too much and you’ll have a financial headache!
The economy is the complete picture of how money is moving around in the UK. This infographic uses arrows to show the movement of money. Click on the pictures and arrows to explore how the economy works.
A throwback to The Oregon Trail® type game play, “Hit the Road” takes you on a virtual road trip across the USA, but the journey is not an easy one. You must save and spend your money wisely to complete challenges along the way.
In this game, students play the role of a full-time Uber driver—with two kids—who is trying to pay the mortgage. The interactive game, created by the Financial Times, challenges students to face life circumstances of those in the gig economy. Lois Stoll, a veteran Family and Consumer Science teacher from a rural school in Ohio, says, “Seems so easy, right? Just drive a car and earn money in the gig economy! Wait until you try to make the mortgage payment driving an Uber car for a week. Just not as easy as you think!"
Credit Clash is a fun and interactive way to learn about credit scores. Brett Shifrin of the Gould Academy in Maine observed his students learning that when their credit score increased, their future loan payment amounts were reduced because they got loans at lower interest rates. One of his students summarised what he learned, saying, “Taking out multiple loans and being able to pay them all dramatically improves your credit.”
Amanda Volz, a student at St. Clair High School in Michigan, describes STAX as an “engaging, fast-paced interactive game that allows students to experience 20 years of investing in just 20 minutes... and proves that index investing is always a winner!” This game ignites the emotion that investors often feel while trading during turbulent times. Game players can compete against the computer or against one another.