Category Archives: Blog

Budget Game Use Case – Value Of Money

PersonalFinanceLab is a gamified platform that focuses on engaging the student through interactive and experiential learning. The platform has a Budgeting game and a stock market platform, that allows the student to learn while doing, making mistakes and repeating the actions until they succeed, thereby learning and understanding the fundamentals of managing money and investing Read More…

Teacher Demo Recording

Want to get a walkthrough of PFinLab, but no time to schedule a demo with our team? No problem! This recording walks through all the essential features that can help transform your classroom! For a deeper dive into how PFinLab can be used in your classes, also check out our library of customizable lesson plans, Read More…

Use Case – Making Financial Decisions

Bringing gamification into your classroom By Paul Vasey – Former Business teacher, head of department, external examiner, teacher trainer, author and game designer. Engagement, experiential learning and differentiation. Through my years of teaching, I found that the most engaged students were ones that were talking about themselves and learning without really realizing it. To expand Read More…

Teacher Test Drive

Have you wanted to try out or budget game, stock game, or curriculum? Now’s your chance! How It Works When you join the Test Drive, you will participate in a “class” in the role of a student. You will have: Access to our Budget Game for a 12-month session (each session usually takes about 20 minutes to Read More…

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…