Teaching Children Finances – Online Games for Kids

Here is an excellent list put together by the Washington Department of Financial Institutions on the Financial Education Clearinghouse portion of their website. You may visit their website by clicking here: Visit Washington Department of Financial Institutions Website.

Below are links to some favorite games that can be found on the web.

  • Planet Orange
    Discover Planet Orange, and open your eyes to the world of money! Brave the desert, climb mountains, and dodge alligators while you explore everything there is to know about earning, spending, saving, and investing.
    Source: Planet Orange
  • Practical Money Skills Games
    A number of addictive games from Visa that teach kids about money.
    Source: Practical Money Skills
  • Reality Check
    What kind of lifestyle does your child want? Have them answer these few basic questions and they’ll be given a Reality Check.
    Source: Jump$tart
  • Savings Quest
    Interactive online budgeting game that tests kids’ ability to save for the things they want while paying for all of the things they need.
    Source: Wachovia – Savings Quest
  • It All Adds Up
    Online games and simulations that teach kids about credit management, buying a car, paying for college, budgeting, saving and investing.
    Source: National Council on Economic Education
  • Young Investor
    With Young Investor kids can find cool ways to earn and save money.
    Source: Columbia Management
  • Escape From Knab
    Travelers stranded in the Cyberspace world of Knab must earn money and invest it wisely to get back home.
    Source: US Bank
  • FedVille
    Welcome to FedVille, a friendly town built just for kids where there is something to learn around every corner!
    Source: Federal Reserve Bank
  • H.I.P. Pocket Change
    A number of games from the U.S. Mint that teaches kids about currency and managing money.
    Source: US Mint
  • Fraud Scene Investigator
    Welcome to FSI: FRAUD SCENE INVESTIGATOR, an online interactive investor education program that teaches and empowers students how to detect and stop
    Source: NASAA
  • Bad Credit Hotel
    Have your child visit the Bad Credit Hotel, where a one night stay will teach them to control their credit.
    Source: Department of Treasury

Source: Washington Department of Financial Institutions Website

If you have any suggestions or stories on how you’ve experienced relief from credit cards and other debt feel free to share in the comment section below. Tips, tricks and other suggestions are always welcome!

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