Winning The Money Game


Discover the program that's changing the face of financial education forever.

How a fun & amazingly Simple
financial education game
Teaches Kids to save and invest (and stay out of debt) wisely.


Dear Teacher or Youth Group Leader,

If you're looking for a unique, effective, activity-based, information-rich, imagination-igniting financial education program for your students (ages 10 and up), you're in the right place.

Imagine for a moment that the world of money was simply a game and to win the game, all you had to do was learn...and use...the rules to that game.

Well, guess what? If you learn the simple, time-tested financial tools and habits that financially free people use to get, and stay, financially free...YOU and your students can win The Money Game and be financially free, too.

With The Money Game® you can teach kids and adults about money and investing in a way that is relevant, effective and as much fun to teach as it is to play!

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Help us solve the problem of Financial Illiteracy

My name is Elisabeth Donati and I've been putting on summer money camps called Camp Millionaire since 2002. I developed this program after realizing in my 30's that the only reason I didn't understand money was because no one taught me about money!

I realized that for the camp to be effective and for kids to really understand and remember the information, the program had to be activity-based, interactive, experiencial, a whole lot of fun and relevant AND teachers had to enjoy teaching it as well.

Camp Millionaire® and The Money Game® were developed with all those criteria in mind.

We all know there's a HUGE financial ILLITERACY problem in America. The signs are everywhere...

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My Passion and purpose

I had three painful realizations in my mid-30's.

  1. I realized that I knew almost nothing about managing and investing my money.
  2. I realized I was going to have to teach myself if was going to ever learn how.
  3. I realized I was not alone. Everyone I talked to seemed to be in the same boat.

Once I become aware of how little we are all taught about money, I started noticing that people everywhere were talking about the store, at the gas station, at parties, IN A BATHROOM STALL on the cell phone.

I was shocked. People were lost in the game of money with no roadmap of what to do or how to win the game.

About this time, a retired business attorney, named Walt, wrote a letter to the editory of our inspired local Santa Barbara newspaper asking this simple question: "When, as a nation, are we going to start teaching our children about money?"

I stopped dead in my tracks. Something struck me deeply and I knew I had to do something about the lack of financial education in our country, and the world.

I said outloud, "Why doesn't someone create a money camp for kids where they learn what none of us are taught in school?"

"Just wanted to say we had HEAPS of FUN playing The Money Game!"

"Just wanted to say we had HEAPS of FUN playing The Money Game. It was my first time and it was great. The kids loved every second of it.

NOW I am just trying to find a way that I can do this FULL TIME so that EVERY kid in my city at least will have experienced The Money Game.

Anita from New Zealand

I held the first The Money Camp for Kids in 2002 with 39 kids and the rest is history! We changed the name to Camp Millionaire in 2006, created a Train-the-Trainer workshop to teach others how to run their own programs and we continue we receive calls every week from people around the globe who want to learn how to do what we're doing.

At the end of our first Money Camp for Kids, all of the parents were thrilled and the kids had learned financial lesson they could begin to practice immediately and I satisfied beyond measure.

Who knew that one simple idea to create a financial literacy camp would give birth to a financial education revolution.

In 2006, we started creating a game that is now the foundation of every program we teach. It became SO effective in teaching our participants the financial principles everyone needs to learn we wanted the kids and teens to learn, we decided to sell it as a stand-along program. That game is perfectly named...

the money game

Games are the best way to learn
and the easiest way to teach

When I first started exploring the world of financial education, I ordered all of the financial literacy curriculums I could get my hands on. They were boring and irrelevant. But most of all, the existing financial literacy curriculums didn't teach the information I wished I HAD LEARNED when I was young!

Things like...

I also wanted to...

I took all this information and rolled it into Camp Millionaire and The Money Game!

Our camps are Relevant because of WHAT we teach
They are effective at getting the information to stick
because of HOW we teach.

Camp Millionaire™ and The Money Game® use a very active style of teaching called accelerated learning. In simple terms, we teach visually, auditorily and kinesthetically.

money game at dos pueblos high schoolParticipants do more than listen to the lessons...they act the lessons out.

Here's the most common thing students say after they attend our program...

"It was so Much fun!"

So what exaclty IS The Money Game? Great question!

The Money Game is a money simulation game that has kids earning, making and handling money like they will as an adult. Here's one of the main pieces of The Money Game...the Expense Bags.


When participants get their Paychecks they learn to
Pay Themselves First BEFORE paying their expenses!

The best part about the way we teach our programs is that we CELEBRATE everything! Just imagine how school might have been different for you had your teachers celebrated when you did something well!

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The Key was Creating a Financial Education game
where the kids are the pieces

In the beginning, people kept telling me to build a board game. But there were already great financial board games out there...Monopoly, Cash Flow for Kids, Money and a few more.

buying assetsInstead, I kept thinking...What if I created a game where the KIDS ARE THE PIECES?

That's when The Money Game started to evolve.

We created bags where the participants paid their expenses using their $1000 paychecks. They'd invest in assets with the money they saved by Paying Themselves First.

Their favorite part is when they start receiving Passive Income for every asset they invested in. At this point, the students are hooked!

In The Money Game, the students are the pieces. They move around the room (aka...the board) using their income as they would in real life. The lessons are so real that THEY CAN'T NOT GET IT.

A profoundly life-altering experience for adults
in one of those Slap your forehead"Ah-ha" sort of ways!

The Money Game is a PROFOUND experience for adults. Here's why...

When you teach a child about money for the first time, you're installing a new program on an empty hard-drive, so to speak. Kids say, "Oh, I see. Cool."

adultsAdults, however, not only learn the basic financial information they didn't learn as kids, but realize they missed something huge and quite often have very emotional reactions when learning this information...

"If only I had known this years ago!"

"Why didn't anyone teach me this stuff?"

"I can't believe I never learned the power of Pay Yourself First!"

"Why didn't anyone explain WHY I should start saving and investing?"

Even though the numbers in the game are conceptual...heck, rent is only $300...the lessons are life-altering for adults who never learned about money and investing for their futures.

Sound Financial principles lead to financial freedom

The simple financial principles and habits that The Money Game® teaches are the same time-tested financial principles and habits that most wealthy people use to get wealthy and stay wealthy, and that most of us didn't learn when we were young. Financial principles like...

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Money Game's Financial Education Objectives
(i.e., what the Players Learn)

There are many upspoken, subtle lessons woven into The Money Game. Here are the objectives built into the basic game...

1. Financial Freedom is Your Choice Choice is a powerful tool and the first step in any achievement. We want kids to know that they must choose to grow up financially free before they will be motivated to take action to create this for themselves. In order to reach a goal, any goal, the goal must first be chosen.

2. Creating Financial Freedom Is A Matter Of Developing The Right Habits Habits are actions we do without having to think about what or why we're doing them. Financial habits are established early on in life whether we want them or not. We acquire them through listening, watching, and experiencing how money works from our parents, other relatives, friends and the media.

3. Pay Yourself First By far, the most important habit of all financially free, wealthy, rich people isthat they pay themselves first. Paying yourself first means putting your money into a place where it can work for you. It is not, however, always an easy habit to establish. Many people have the propensity to pay the bills first, buy the things that they want, or do things for others BEFORE putting their money away.

4. It's Better To Tell Your Money Where To Go Than Ask Where It Went Most people get a paycheck, put it in the bank (or have it direct-deposited) and just start paying bills and spending money. They think to themselves, "Well, I'll save some money if there's any left over." We call this the Left-over Investment Strategy – which rarely works. This strategy often leaves people with a lot more “month” left over at the end of their money.

5. Assets Feed You, Liabilities Eat You One of the biggest lessons most adults learn the hard way is that they spend way too much of their precious financial resources on what we call “Piddyjunk” in The Money Game. In addition, one of the biggest distinctions we make in The Money Game, as compared to other financial education programs, is that we consider the home you live in a liability. It's usually the Bank’s asset, not yours! (Yes, it's an investment, but it isn't an asset by our definition, which is: assets put money IN your pocket and liabilities take money OUT of your pocket on a regular basis.)

6. Don't Put All Your Financial Eggs Into One Basket All too often, adults put all of their investment/retirement money in one place (and a variety of mutual funds don't count). It's critical that kids learn the different asset classes (Three Pillars) and the importance of investing in at least two and preferably all three. This is also referred to as diversification.

7. Save Early, Save Often It is often touted that compound interest is the most important concept kids can learn. These days, it's rare that individuals get wealthy from compound interest. Unless you're a financial institution, credit card company, private lender of some sort, or invest in second mortgages, your wealth is no longer coming from compound interest. Albert Einstein is praised for this comment, "The most powerful force in the universe is compound interest" but it's actually compound growth that kids need to understand.

8. It's Not How Much Money You Make That's Important; It's How Much You Keep Adults have a tendency to think that having more money will solve all of their financial problems. In truth, it's generally not more money that solves their problems but learning to better manage and invest the money they already have. Once that happens, yes, it's great to learn how to increase the amount of money that is coming in.

9. Money Is A Tool To Reach Your Dreams More than any other substance on the planet, money makes people crazy. By and large, people have used money as a measure of self-worth, success, authority, and wellbeing ~ to mention just a few.

10. Make Money Grow By Putting It To Work For You Of all the investment principles, putting your money to work for you is both the most illusive and most challenging aspect of becoming financially free. It's the investing piece that is so often left out because financial education instructors continue to be focused on what to do with the paycheck they assume all their students will eventually have. (One of the reasons this is prevalent is that the instructors themselves only know how to earn money by having a job.)

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why Teachers and Parents Are Raving about the money game

Testimonials to The Money Game's Powerful Ability
to Teach People of all ages about money and investing

Here's what teachers, our trainers, parents and our attendees have said about playing The Money Game...

Teachers Love The Money Game and The Accelerated Learning Techniques:

jodi lemieux "The Money Game made teaching financial literacy easy!"

"Have you ever seen excitement on a child's face when they are grasping a concept or showing such confidence that they are willing to take endless risks in their learning? Well, I am a fifth grade teacher and have been using The Money Game and my new Accelerated Learning skills for three months in my classroom and see this reaction daily from my students.  The energy in my room has gone through the roof! The students have told me that they just remember more than before. Accelerated learning has changed my practice forever! Thank you.

Jodi Lemieux, Creative Wealth Coach
5th grade teacher in CT

lola"My students are having so much fun learning about money!"

"I've been using The Money Game in my high school classrooms and the kids have such a great time. The things they learn from playing The Money Game are the things I wish I had learned as a young girl. It's so frustrating to see the rest of our high school students NOT getting this critical information when it's so easy to play this game with them. I wish I could teach them all!"

Lola Paredes, Creative Wealth Coach
High School Teachers, Santa Barbara, CA

Tasha Orshoff "I can now see the path and steps I can take to financial freedom!"

" I  never cared about money before and now I want financial freedom! I owe it to my children to be financially free. This has been an intense, life changing experience!"

Tasha Orshoff, Creative Wealth Coach
Stay-at-home Mom and Elementary Teacher Sub

"My students are having so much fun learning about money!"

"The accelerated learning process taught with The Money Game is phenomenal. The entire experience was built on a standard of excellence. I am impressed with the quality of everything. I am extremely well-read in the topics of business, life, psychology, philosophy, and economics and I learned many things I had not previously known from the Train-the-Trainer workshop."

Ken Parsell, Creative Wealth Coach, Teacher in PA

"This was an eye opening experience!"

"Not only did I learn a simple approach to money and creating wealth but I learned many new techniques to use in the classroom. I had a great time and met many interesting people."

Patricia Katz, Creative Wealth Coach, Teacher

Our Creative Wealth Coaches Love The Money Game:

Celia Hayhoe "I couldn't teach our adults the importance of saving and investing without The Money Game."

"I've been using The Money Game with adults for over four years and I never cease to be amazed at how quickly and easily it gets essential financial lessons across to adults who simply never learned about money."

Celia Hahoe, Creative Wealth Coach, Virginia Tech Facility

Naomi Schacter"We moved, we laughed, we learned and we did NOT take notes!"

"Hands down, one of the most comprehensive, thorough, and unique training programs I have ever participated in. We were always active, always learning, and always growing. Specifically, I appreciated the accelerated learning techniques which Elisabeth uses because it allows us to learn more material in the time scheduled. Yes, the days were long, but they were fun, interesting, and worthwhile. I didn’t want them to end!"

Naomi Schacter, PA State Creative Wealth Licensee
"Who knew a GAME could teach people about money!"

"When I attended Creative Wealth Train-the-Trainer I had no idea that a financial education game could teach so many powerful financial lessons and habits...especially to many of the adults at the training! The Money Game is by far the only way I would ever approach teaching kids and adults the basic financial principles and habits they must know to get their personal finances in order. I use most of these principles in my own life and was delighted to see how thorough the program and game are when it comes to the subject of money."
David Henseler

"Children learn the most profound financial lessons with The Money Game"

"One of my most compelling moments was when one girl read the principle, "Being broke is temporary, being poor is a state of mind.". The kids grew still and the expressions on their faces were amazing.  I could see them realize that there was hope for a change of conditions. We repeated it together and talked about it a bit.  Awesome moment. What I loved most was their ability to make connections to the lessons and the principles. The Money Game was so powerful with the realization that "assets feed you."

Suzanne Landers Zavatsky, Creative Wealth Coach
stacey sherman“The Money Game is a fun and interactive way to help participants understand that earning an income and paying expenses are only part of the story. As they play The Money Game, they learn the whole story...including WHAT to do with their money to make it work for them.
Stacey Sherman, Creative Wealth Coach
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"As the lead instructor for Camp Millionaire in Santa Barbara during the summer of 2009, I had the opportunity to teach The Money Game and watch it in action. Picture this...the music starts and 25 kids rush at you to get their paychecks, they run around the room and deposit their expense money into the expense bags. The best part, however, comes after we teach them to invest in assets. They get so excited when they get to collect their passive income each round. I wish I could have learned about money this way! Tyler Phillips, 2009 Camp Millionaire Facilitator

Parents love knowing their children will eventually be able to move out and stay out!

"My oldest son has taken this program twice and my younger one just far. They love it. The best part about The Money Game and all of the camp activities is that is gives the kids a great reason to ask us questions about money and because they are given specific questions to ask us, it's finally easy to talk to the boys about money." Teresa Gaskaburk, parent of two participants
"The Money Game is fun! I can see in playing this game over and over again, instills the learning of how to best manage their money. What a great game, teaching a glossed over concept."
Tony LaFrance, parent of participant

Best Of All, Our Participants (young and old) Love The Money Game:

image"I took Camp Millionaire three times because I enjoyed playing The Money Game. I took it first when I was just 9 years old then again when I was 13 and the last time I was 15. I even went back last summer and helped out during camp. I'm now 17 and heading off to M.I.T. in a few weeks and I just want to say that without Elisabeth's program and The Money Game, I wouldn't feel nearly as ready to handle my own finances. Thank you Elisabeth!"
Andrew Adams
“The Money Game was fun and practical and I know I’ll be able to use most, if not all of the information given by you for years to come, which is a high compliment since I know I can barely recall what I did in most of my classes a week later.”
Tommy, High School Senior
“You are the first teacher to give me the tools to break free from the conditioning that is imposed on us everyday to be slaves to our government’s economy and employer’s money generators. I will try in my life to be financially free while concentrating on my life not the size of my bank account. I’d be happy with a good equilibrium and I think you showed me that.”
Valentin, High School Senior
“The best part of Camp Millionaire is playing The Money Game."
Too many kids and teens to mention!
linette “A light after a dark tunnel” …. I learned so much from The Money Game and enjoyed it immensely through a very lively, colorful, emotional, supportive environment. I am looking forward to attending another program like this. Thank you a lot.
Terry Inglese, adult participant

So Here's What You Get When You
Invest In The Money Game for YOUR students.

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The Money Game is available as a complete downloadable kit where you print and assemble the pieces yourself OR a ready-to-play package...whichever is more convenient for you. Both kits include...

Instructional Manual, Videos and Pieces
Paycheck Money
game registers
Money Game Registers
event cards
Event Cards (Life Does Happen!)
expense bags
Expense Bags
asset bags
Asset Bags (Our Favorite)
passive income
Passive Income (OK...THIS Is Our Favorite!)

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Here's the BEST part! In addition to purchasing the best financial literacy game on the're joining a team of individuals and organizations committed to empowering kids and adults everywhere with the financial education information they need to live well.

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Wishing you and your students the very best life has to offer!



P.S. MY GUARANTEE: If you don't find The Money Game to be the most entertaining and relevant financial education teaching resource on the face of the planet, I'll refund your money up to three months after your original purchase (minus shipping). If you've read the Instructional Manual and watched the Instructional Videos and played this game with your students (ages 10 and up), and you don't notice that they are learning to Pay Themselves First, Invest in Assets and love Passive Income, send me an email and tell me what you've done with the program. If I can't help you make it profoundly effective for your audience, I'll refund 100% of the purchase price (minus shipping) within the three month period.

trusted siteP.P.S. I promise you will wish you'd learned this stuff when YOU were young.

P.P.P.S. If you don'twant to teach the game yourself, we have a boatload of Creative Wealth Coaches around the country who can teach it for you.

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