|By Mark T. Brookshire, Founder & CEO
Now more than ever, teachers are turning to the budgeting, banking and stock games found in PersonalFinanceLab.com to provide their students the real-world financial literacy skills that they so desperately need.
This experiential learning platform is based on the premise that students learn by doing. Biology and Chemistry classes have labs, now Personal Finance does too! With our budgeting, banking, and credit simulation, students manage their checking, savings, and credit card accounts as they play 12 virtual months of trying to live on a monthly budget and deal with all of life’s expected and unexpected events. With our stock market game, students build a portfolio of stocks, bonds, mutual funds in real-time and watch their portfolio swing with the real market.
They have so much fun using the real-life simulations, they don’t realize they’re gaining financial literacy skills that they will use today, tomorrow, and for the rest of their lives.