Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Learn About Real Money by Playing a Game

By Philip Copitch, Ph.D.

Adults can learn about real money and homeowner issues by playing a game.

The U.S. Treasury Department recently gave money to five states to help set up programs to educate adults about real money issues. The New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority used their grant money to develop an interactive money game to teach finance and homeownership money skills. It's not restricted to New Hampshire residents, it is open for everyone to play.

Financial Freedom Island Cruise

You start the game by "winning" $400 in a bingo game. From this meager amount you get to practice sound money management skills in a fun way. By making the money lessons fun, the game helps keep you interested while you learn real money skills.

It is all free! And the site has no advertising. Yeah!

At the end of the game you will have in your real world:
  • One or more financial savings goals
  • A family budget
  • A plan for reducing your debt and reaching your goals
  • Three credit reports
  • A series of credit scores and a plan to improve them
  • Strategies for protecting your identity

We are not born with any money sense. All money knowledge is learned. Knowledge is power. 

Learn more or sign up to play at: https://www.findfinancialfreedom.org/

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