Why Game-based Learning Works for Financial Education


Learning to use money wisely isn’t always fun and games for teenagers, who tend to think about everything but managing money — until they run out of it. Enter game-based learning for financial education, a teaching tool that works.

When it comes to knowing the basics of personal finance, young people often have to figure it out on their own: Only 7 percent of high school students1 are financially literate, and fewer than 30 percent2 of adults report being offered financial education at school or college.

Game-based learning is helping to fill this gap, and in ways today’s teens like to learn.

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