PersonalFinanceLab.com

A Customizable, Real-Time Stock Game. Loaded with Personal Finance, Economics, and Business Curriculum. And No Advertisements!

Students Learn Through the Built-In Lessons and Activities

Start by giving your students $100,000 in virtual cash to use in your class stock game

But at the core of our PersonalFinanceLab.com site is our embedded curriculum that walks the student through our educational lessons, videos, interactive calculators and other learning activities that can be pre-selected by each teacher. If you are teaching a Personal Finance class, then select our Stock Market Basics and our Personal Finance Lessons. Teaching an Economics Class? Then select our Economics Lessons. Teaching Business? We have that covered too!

PersonalFinanceLab.com features self-paced activities to guide students through embedded lessons and activities that are aligned to standards. Features of this site include:

  • Stock market simulation site that allows students to manage a virtual portfolio of stocks, ETFs, bonds, and mutual funds.
  • Students can even trade options, futures, commodities and global equities if the teacher so chooses.
  • Stock quotes, charts, and news.
  • Complete 5 year financial statements including balance sheets, income statements, cash flow statements, SEC filings, Wall Street analyst ratings, company profiles, earnings and economic calendars, NYSE/NASDAQ most actives, gainers and losers, and more.
  • Interactive financial calculators including: compound interest, advanced investment return calculators that factor in taxes and inflation, personal budgeting, credit card interest and payoffs, car loan interest, mortgage rates and terms, housing rent vs buy, automotive buy vs lease and more.
  • Robust Education Center with articles and lessons aligned to state standards for personal finance, math, social studies, economics, business and computers.
  • Articles include “pop quizzes” at the end to assess students’ grasps of concepts
    “Report Card” feature that allows teachers to monitor student activities on the site including stock market portfolio and pop quiz performance.

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Registration and Class Set-Up Is Easy!

Once a teacher has registered on the site, there are really just 2 steps:

First, Create A Class! Each teacher creates a custom stock market contest for their class by selecting the trading dates, initial cash balance, securities allowed, commission structure, and diversification rule.

Next, Add Custom Learning Units! Each teacher reviews the embedded curriculum and selects the activities they want their students to complete. There are over 300 activities to choose from, all aligned to national standards to help reach your class learning objectives.

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Students Compete And Learn! When the students log in, they will see their virtual cash balance and a “Progress Bar” showing them how much of the curriculum they have completed. They can click on the next activity, and complete a task or two every time they log in.

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While learning how to save and invest by managing a virtual portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds, your students will be led through the site’s built-in “Assignments.” These Assignments contain our curriculum of articles, activities, videos, and quizzes that ensure mastery of the subject. Your Personal Finance classes will use our 60 embedded lessons and activities that align to the Personal Finance standards; your Economics classes will use our 25 Economics lessons and activities that align to Economics standards; and similarly for your Social Studies, Math and Business classes. All 300+ lessons and activities are aligned to national standards, but all have a personal finance theme. When students login to check on their stock portfolio they will be reminded of their progress through the Assignment.

6 Subjects, One Site!

Our curriculum is built on helping teachers engage their students in the best way possible – real-world examples bringing the excitement of finance into the classroom. Customize your class by adding in Personal Finance or Economics lessons, or supercharge your Business class with our Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Investing lessons. With this site, most of the articles and activities have a financial literacy theme to help them with their understanding of the markets, savings, and investing. Along the way, students will also learn how current events, the government, politics, and large businesses can impact the financial markets and their own portfolios.

Stock Market Basics Personal Finance Curriculum Economics Curriculum Business Curriculum Download Our Full Curriculum Download Our Sample Course Outline

If you want to get a full picture of the personal finance curriculum for just $19.95, Click Here.

Self-Grading Pop Quizzes Ensure Student Mastery

Finance Lab Pop Quiz

From the teacher perspective, our site is self-paced so that students can work at their own speed completing the articles and activities. The site is also self-grading, so that teachers will know which students have completed which articles and activities because every task on the site has a pop-quiz at the end. Students must show mastery of the subject in order to get credit for completing that task!

PersonalFinanceLab.com Site License Pricing

Stock-Trak is the leader in high school personal finance applications with over 500,000 students using our sites each year. Stock-Trak’s premier site is PersonalFinanceLab.com which includes a customizable stock market simulation with embedded Personal Finance, Economics, and Business curriculum. The curriculum is aligned to national standards and consists of over 300 articles, videos, interactive calculators and other activities—each with a POP QUIZ at the end that students must pass to get credit for completing each task. The site is also ad-free, is COPPA compliant, and is Google Classroom compatible. Each semester there is also a National Student Competition with prizes for top performing students.

When deciding which Site License you need, please consider the total number of students at your school that might benefit from this site for the entire year. PersonalFinanceLab.com Site Licenses are sold on an annual basis (any 365 day window) per school.

  • Standard Site License: 250 to 1,000 seats per year is US $ 3,995
  • Mini Site License: up to 250 seats per year is $ 1,995
  • Micro Site License: Up to 100 seats per year is $ 995

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