Get a Trial site license to get your class started on Personal Finance Lab!
Our Trial site license will give you full access to the teacher and admin resources of the Personal Finance Lab education platform. This will let you create classes, add assignments, and get full access to the educational resources.
The trial version of our site license is good for 16 weeks, and allows up to 5 student accounts. You can unlock more student accounts at any time buy purchasing a site license.
The Trial Version of Personal Finance Lab includes:
- Fully-functional “Teacher” account – create classes, add assignments, and test-drive the platform for up to 16 weeks.
- 5 “Student” accounts – Get feedback from your students or your team! Add up to 5 students to your classes.
- Complete Curriculum – Add assigned reading from over 200 articles on Personal Finance, Economics, Investments, Business, and Career Readiness topics!
- “Getting Started” welcome kit – See our introduction webinar recordings, sample course outlines, library of lesson plans, and complete teacher how-to resource center.
- Live Support – Never have a question go unanswered! All teachers have Live Chat support during market hours and our 1-800 number to answer all inquiries. Our support ticket system is available 24 hours a day, and all inquiries are answered within 1 business day.
Experiential Learning At Its Best
Personal Finance Lab is a unique scholastic resource. It blends a full-featured stock game and investing simulation with interactive personal finance and business activities. Your students will be more engaged than ever as they build a portfolio of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, currencies, and more to compete with their classmates, all while working through the educational articles, videos, and activities that you assign each week.
About the Stock Game
Personal Finance Lab’s investing game is the result of 27 years of development with universities and high schools all over the world. Students trade stocks, bonds, and other securities using real-time prices to build a virtual portfolio evolving with the real financial markets. Portfolio charts and rankings are streaming – so students are fully engaged with the excitement of the financial world. As the instructor, you have full control: You decide in what your students can invest, you decide how much cash they have to start, and you decide the trading rules.
But this is more than just a stock game! You can require your students to make “Trade Notes” with every action – writing a short justification of why they are making each trade, reinforcing the learning process.
As the instructor, you can create “Assignments” for your students to complete every time they log in. This can be adding required reading from our library of educational articles, watching tutorial videos to learn how to effectively manage their portfolio, or even make certain kinds of trades.
Our educational resource library includes over 200 articles covering topics in Personal Finance, Economics, Accounting, Management, Marketing, Investing, and Career Readiness. Each article has a mastery quiz – by adding an article to your Assignment for the week, your students will need to read each article and pass the quiz to continue. Our curriculum is grounded in the National Education Standards for each topic, so you know your students are building skills needed to face the 21st century workforce.
Once your students are trading and learning, you have a library of reporting tools available to follow each student’s progress. This includes Trading Reports (showing each student’s trading activities and portfolio movement), Trade Notes (showing each student’s justifications for each trade), Assignment Progress (showing each student’s progress for each item you include in your Assignments), and much more. Your students can also download all of their portfolio data, either as a spreadsheet, or export directly to Google Sheets.
Best of all, Personal Finance Lab comes with a dedicated support team to help you and your students succeed. Teachers have access to “Live Chat” support during market hours, along with a toll-free 1-800 number for all urgent questions. Outside market hours, we also offer a fast ticketing system – all support inquiries are addressed within 1 business day.
Get a Full License
This $99 trial license will let you create a class to test drive the platform for up to 5 students. To include your full class, you will need a site license removing this restriction.