Students can start taking steps now to make a better life for themselves in the future when they are financially independent adults. Please see below for a list of interactive games and helpful resources to learn practical personal finance concepts.
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1. Identify your needs versus wants
2. Create a savings goal
3. Look for small ways to earn money
4. Learn the basics about money and financial institutions
5. Keep track of your money
Free Personal Finance Games
Money Magic from Next Gen Personal Finance is designed to teach basic budgeting principles. The main character, Enzo, represents the human tendency to value short-term gratification. The game challenges students to balance immediate wants with long-term plans.
Hit the Road: A Financial Adventure from the National Credit Union Administration teaches young people the importance of saving and spending wisely. Students go on a virtual road trip across the country learning how to manage their money wisely.
H.I.P. Pocket Change Kids from the U.S. Mint offers free educational games online about coins.
World of Cents from the National Credit Union Administration is a fun and engaging, kid-friendly game designed to help teach the value of money through the concepts of earning, saving and spending money, while incorporating basic math concepts.
Arizona Council on Economic Education is dedicated to economic and financial literacy, and workforce development in Arizona. They have personal finance educational resources for teachers, students and parents.
Junior Achievement of Arizona empowers Arizona students by giving them the knowledge and skills they need to manage their money, plan for their future, and make smart academic, career and economic choices.
Money Smart from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is a financial education program that can help people of all ages enhance their financial skills and create positive banking relationships.