Category Archives: Blog

Full Time Mode and Graduation!

With the next major update to the PersonalFinanceLab Budget Game, your students can graduate from school and start their Full Time Jobs! How It Works If you have used the Budget Game before, your class would have taken on the role of college students with a part-time job. They would be working variable hours each Read More…

Badges – PFinLab Gamified!

This Summer, PersonalFinanceLab has partnered with BountyBlok to power our awesome new Badges and Achievement system to bring classroom engagement to a whole new level! Personal Finance should never be boring for students – by working with BountyBlok, our Assignments engine is supercharged with new ways to track student activity and provide them with real-time Read More…

Rewards, Prerequisites, and More Assignment Updates!

Our first major enhancement of the summer is almost here! The next release of Personal Finance Lab focuses on our Assignments – our awesome system used to manage curriculum and track your students’ progress through our Stock Game and Budget Game. There’s three game-changing new features you can expect for your next classes: Rewards, Prerequisites, Read More…

Personal Finance Distance Learning Best Practices

If you find yourself teaching a class remotely for the first time this Spring, never fear! PersonalFinanceLab.com has everything you need for a knock-out distance learning class, all in one place. Our engaging simulations, interactive games, built-in assessments, multi-media curriculum, customizable lesson plans, and teacher presentation and video library has everything you need to turn Read More…

March 2020 Budget Game Update

Just in time for March, the Personal Finance Lab team is excited to announce a massive new update for our budgeting game! Our latest update includes some huge enhancements for your class, including: An overhaul to the Quality of Life scores, making the point scoring system much easier to understand. A new Overall Game Score, Read More…

Should I Buy The First Thing I See?

As you may well be aware, we have a Budgeting game which can be used as both a supplemental and integrated resource. The philosophy of the Budgeting game is for the students to learn by doing. The focus of the game is to keep things simple and for the student to learn the fundamentals of Read More…

Quick In Class Activity to Teach Your Students About Saving!

Teachers, 2020 is here, marking a fresh new start, so there isn’t any better time to challenge your students to change their spending habits and set them up for financial independence! Here’s a great activity for your class that uses our Budget Game to understand how to build an emergency fund! Goal: The goal of this activity is to Read More…

Lesson Ideas

Here are 3 QuickStart lessons that I like to use with my classes to introduce some of the fundamentals of money with our Budgeting Game. Each lesson will require the player to play at least one “virtual month” in the game which will take approximately 20 mins. Further time can be taken to do research Read More…

Try PersonalFinanceLab

Looking to take PersonalFinanceLab for a test drive? No problem! Demo Student Account For a demo student account, click here to create a trial account with our stock game, budget game, and full curriculum library available. Get A Personalized Demo Want to get a personalized walkthrough with our team to discuss how PersonalFinanceLab.com can be Read More…