Money Lessons, Games, & Activities

June 7th, 2010 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

Hi!  It’s Monday, June 7, 2010 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
GiveMe20

Age Range: 12-22

Do your tweens, teens, and college students treat money like it grows on trees? Do they continuously ask you to “Give me $20” to go to the mall or the movies?

ClickScholar Cie recommended this website (sponsored by a credit union) that provides free lessons, games, and activities to learn the skills needed to manage money and control spending it.

When you get to the site you’ll see an introduction and some of the featured activities including:

*Calculators – Use free online “needs based” allowance and savings calculators. Watch a video that explains “prepaid credit cards” – great for controlling spending.

*Ask Anne – Get advice from Anne T. Meyers (aka ATM), and learn 20 ways to save money on summer vacation!

*Fun and Games – Play 6 different financial video games that teach kids about money management. Games include:

  • Financial Football – Answering financial questions to earn yardage.
  • Road Trip to Savings – Make decisions about income, expenses and savings on a virtual  road trip!
  • Smart Money Quiz Show – Test your money smarts with the Get-Out-of-Debt Quiz Show.

Those activities will keep you busy, but the real meat of this site is in the horizontal menu at the top of the landing page that includes:

*Educating By Age – Choose the age range that applies (12-15, 16-18, 19-22) and learn about budgeting basics, saving for a car, and developing a spending plan.

*Setting Allowance – Learn how to set and calculate appropriate allowances.

*Managing Money – Discover how to effectively use and manage credit cards, debit cards, and checking accounts.

*Teaching About Credit – Find out how to select a credit card, learn how to establish credit history, and read a credit report.

*Resources – Download free pdf money lessons, get links to websites for further learning, and watch instructional videos on money management.

There is lots of helpful money management content here, so bookmark this site to see it all.

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