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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…

STEM, CTE, and Personal Finance – A Balancing Act

Very few students will ever care to know how to graph a parabola, but everyone will need to know how to do their taxes. Don’t require trigonometry but require basic tax preparation. Lindsey, 41, mixed race mother of five in Oregon suburb Personal Finance Lab’s parent organization turns 30 this year, and we have been Read More…

High School Budgeting Game Coming To PFinLab!

The world’s best tool for teaching Personal Finance, Economics, and Business is about to get even better with our new customizable Budgeting Game!   How It Works Schools with a site license for PersonalFinanceLab.com stock and budgeting games  will now have the option to also add our new customizable budgeting simulation to their class, and Read More…

Why use stock market games?

Teachers sometimes ask us why we anchor the curriculum and other activities on PersonalFinanceLab.com to our stock market simulation – so we want to tell you why! Research Tested, Student Approved There are numerous studies showing how stock market games improve classroom outcomes in Personal Finance, Economics, and Business classes, with a body of literature Read More…

Lab Spotlight: Marquette Catholic High School

Marquette Catholic High School in Michigan City, Indiana was one of the first schools we worked with to transform one of their classrooms into a full Financial Literacy Lab. The Marquette program utilizes the Personal Finance Lab simulation and curriculum both in their Economics classes and their Global Trading classes, focused on investing and finance. Read More…