Corporate and Employee Education:
Our Personal Budgeting and Stock Market Game–Your Branding and Your Employees
Students progress through the game by rolling a dice, moving forward a few days at a time. Teachers choose the length of their game - from 6 months to 60!
Each "Month" in game takes between 10 and 20 minutes to complete
Students work a part-time job and receive a paycheck each week. They need to use their variable income to meet their expenses - both expected and unexpected
Bonus points are awarded when students transfer 10% of each paycheck to their savings account before their next turn!
Teachers set the average amount students pay each month for their bills, but students get a choice around that average for how they choose to spend their income
Cheaper options for their fixed expenses are more budget-friendly, but students earn bonus points by selecting the more expensive options. Can they balance their budget while earning the most points?
Every roll of the dice, students are faced with unexpected events - usually something bad!
Students choose to use their credit card or debit card for each expense. Consequences of each choice can cascade through other events later in the game!
Students get weekly and monthly summaries of their progress
Seeing how their total spending breaks down between their "Planned" and "Unplanned" expenses helps build realistic budgeting habits
Students also choose how to spend every weekend - working extra hours for cash, spending time with friends, taking care of chores, or studying
Each choice has consequences - neglect studying too long will cause grades to slip - and the need to hire an expensive private tutor!
Students can use their debit or credit cards for each expense - and track their bank balances and credit usage
Students build credit by responsibly using their credit card - but losing track of spending can result in interest charges and damaged credit score
Periodic "Pop Quizzes" reinforce math skills and basic financial vocabulary
Students earn bonus cash for finding the right answer - but get penalized for each mistake
The Budget Game
Our Budgeting Game allows you to put your employees in the role of either part-time or full-time scenario. Employees then manage their income from their job to balance their bills and variable expenses to hit their savings goals at the end of each month. Each “Month” in the game takes about 20 minutes to complete. A typical session is played for 12 virtual “months”.
The game is played buy rolling virtual dice to progress through the calendar, moving forward a couple days at a time. At the end of each dice roll, users encounter an unexpected (and usually unpleasant) event that will impact their finance this month – a flat tire on the way to work, an unexpected inspection from their landlord, and hundreds of other realistic situations. Users also choose how to spend each weekend – work extra hours for extra cash, study for their job, take care of chores, or spend time with friends.
The Stock Game
Our cutting-edge, real-time stock game is derived from our university platform used in over 80% of the top business schools in the United States. The Game Administrator decides how much cash employees start with, what securities they can trade, diversification rules, and over 40 other game parameters.
Employees build a portfolio of stocks, bonds, ETFs, mutual funds, and other investments at real-time prices. Our integrated research center shows income statements, balance sheets, cash flow statements, historical prices, analyst ratings, and much more – all formatted in a way that is easily digestible for beginners.
Watch engagement soar with our live-streaming rankings while users get engaged watching their portfolio tick up and down.
Research built right into the trading page, with company info, analyst ratings, price history, financial statements, and more!
Students can see their holdings as a simple list, or color-coded heatmaps - we show green where students are earning a profit and red where there's a loss for faster comprehension!
Tons of exportable reports, both for students and teachers. We account for all splits and dividends, and students can see a summary of their entire portfolio all in one place!
Full suite of built-in research tools. Students can even find financial statements for US companies, annually and quarterly, going back 20 years!
Real-time, streaming rankings is a huge driver of student engagement. Watch portfolio values and student rankings tick up and down in real time, responding to market news as it happens!
Research tools include historical prices for any US stock, going back all the way to when they were first listed on the market. Students can export all data for use on their own, or use integrated charting and research tools directly in the research center!
Our trading page has bulit-in symbol lookup, dynamic charts (both simple and advanced versions for different grade levels), color-coded prices, company logos, and much more to get your class off to a running start!
Students are prompted to take "Trade Notes" with every order. Both students and teachers can review these later
The Curriculum (Ours or Yours)
Our curriculum library has over 300 lessons aligned to state and national standards for Personal Finance, Economics, Business, Finance, and Accounting. Game administrators can mix and match articles, videos, interactive widgets, and other activities. Each lesson takes 10 minutes or less to complete, with each ending with a “Pop Quiz” to ensure user’s comprehension. If you want to use your own corporate curriculum or training materials, we can add that too!
Increase Employee Productivity or Give Back To Your Community.
We all use money every day, whether we are earning it, spending it, or trying to save it.
But with each crisis our society faces, one thing is becoming crystal clear: Most people are terrible at managing their money.
A recent survey said that 60% of Americans don’t have enough savings to cover a $1,000 emergency expense. So it is no surprise that another survey found that “half of the U.S. workforce is dealing with financial stress, leading to $500 billion in lost productivity costs for employers.”
Our company, Stock-Trak, is helping to change all of that. We have gamified learning about budgeting, savings, and investing and we are seeing great success. Each year nearly 1,000,000 individuals learn from our various platforms–and we can help your employees too.
Whether you provide this for your employees or sponsor a local school, it will be a memorable experience for the user and teach them lessons that will last a lifetime. When branded with your corporate colors and logos, it will allow your business to make a difference.
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