Welcome to Personal Finance Lab’s Stock Game!

This resource packet has everything you need to successfully use our Stock Game in your class; whether it’s remote or in person.

Logging In

Once you have your account, you can log in directly at www.personalfinancelab.com – just click “Login” at the top left of the page. Teachers and students use the same button to log in. If you want a link to share on your LMS, you can also take students directly to the login page: https://www.personalfinancelab.com/login

Teachers and students use the same button to log in. If you want a link to share on your LMS, you can also take students directly to the login page: https://www.personalfinancelab.com/login

The only difference between your teacher account and a student account is that you have access to an “Instructor Administration” page, which lists your student usernames and passwords, and lets you change their usernames. As the teacher, you can also directly participate in the Budget Game!

Administrative Menu

When students log in, they are taken directly to the Stock Game. Below are some key areas you should reference if you need help getting started. There are tutorial videos that will explain the basics of investing, how to manage portfolios and how to conduct research on the platform. You students are able to conduct thorough and in-depth research right on PersonalFinanceLab!

Using The Stock Game In Your Classes

This video is a teacher tutorial showing how to successfully use the Stock Game in your classes. It covers the mechanics of how to use the different types of trades, researching companies and managing portfolios.

Lesson Plans

You have access to the library of lesson plans that utilizes our full curriculum of assignments. You can access the lesson plans at any time from your Administration dashboard, by clicking “Admin Resources” in the dropdown menu.

Each lesson plan includes a glossary term review, articles and activities from our Learning Center to supplement each concept, and PowerPoint/Google Slide presentations you can use for direct instruction. If you’re getting started with the Stock Game, these are some of the highlights you might want to focus on:

Learning Library

Expand your students’ understanding of personal finance, investing, economics, accounting and more with our curriculum of assignments and self-grading assessments. Use our lesson plans to guide you, or mix and match topics as you see fit.

You can view the full learning library from the Adminstration dashboard under Assignments. Here are some pointers to help get you started.

  • Reward students for completing assignments
  • Pace student progress by batching assignments and using the prerequisite feature
  • Set dates for each assignment so students have clear start and end dates

Student Tutorials and Videos

We have a huge library of videos tutorials to get students started on the right foot. The tutorials are all “Built In” to the trading platform for students to complete as soon as they start, but feel free to share directly with your class too!