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Online computer games can be a great resource in teaching children about finances.

Using Online Games to Teach Your Children about Finances

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 the Washington Department of Financial Institutions Website.

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

  • Financial Football
    This is a fun and engaging way for young sports enthusiasts to lead their favorite teams to victory while learning core skills in household finances that will help them achieve financially sound futures.
    Source: Practical Money Skills & the NFL
  • 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. You can find this game and many other educational resources at Jumpstart.org
    Source: Jump$tart
  • 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
  • Chair the Fed
    Test your ability to run our country’s central bank.
    Pursue goals such as full employment and low inflation.
    Source: Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • 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
  • Road Trip to Savings
    Learn about saving, investing, and money management through these free games from Monetta.
    Source: Monetta Mutual Funds
  • FarmBlitz
    Free financial education games from the Dare 2 Dream Fund.
    Source: Financial Entertainment

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

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