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The Money Game – A Shorter Version

By |2018-09-25T00:59:39+00:00September 25th, 2018|Extra Money Game Activities Category, Financial Education, Money Game FAQ, Money Game Specific|

Shortening The Money Game I often get calls from people who want to know if they can use The Money Game in a shorter time frame, like two hours or less. This is a great question, and depending on the group that you're teaching, sometimes the answer is "Yes", sometimes the answer is "Maybe" [...]

It’s better to tell your money where to go then ask it where it went

By |2018-06-17T21:31:11+00:00June 17th, 2018|Financial Education, Financial Principles|

Keeping Track of Your Stuff If you don’t keep track of your things, they tend to get misplaced. Keys are like that. Sunglasses are like that. Time is like that and money is seriously like that. Heck, kids can be that way sometimes, too! A large majority of adults, if they are honest, don’t [...]

Financial Freedom is Simply a Matter of Developing the Right Habits

By |2018-06-13T14:45:23+00:00June 13th, 2018|Financial Principles|

Many people in the world look around and wonder how the rich actually got that way. Some are envious, some are angry, some think it’s unfair, some rejoice in others fortunes, and many understand that wealthy folks do more good in the world than all of the government agencies combined. Regardless of what your [...]

Money Game Setup Activity Variations

By |2017-01-18T08:11:49+00:00May 22nd, 2014|Money Game Specific|

Because we recognize that sometimes, as Money Game Instructors, you have plenty of time to spread the rounds and lessons over several class or session periods and sometimes you are given an hour and have to squeeze as much education and experience into that time as you can, we've designed a couple of different types of [...]

Money Game Program – Supplies List

By |2017-01-18T08:11:49+00:00May 3rd, 2014|Money Game Specific|

After doing several short one-day programs where I focus mostly on The Money Game and maybe add one or more Extra Activities, I have developed a basic supplies list that I always use to make sure I haven't forgotten anything (because there's nothing more frustrating and embarrassing then forgetting one or more of the supplies [...]

The School of Life: What I’d Teach My Students if I Started a School

By |2017-01-18T08:11:50+00:00February 14th, 2013|Financial Literacy/Intelligence, Latest from Elisabeth|

I look around at kids these days, and by kids I mean anyone under 30, and wonder what it is exactly we are teaching them at home and at school? I know I'm not alone in this inquiry...parents, teachers and adults everywhere are questioning what American children are learning and how to change this as [...]

Pay Yourself First – Repeat Over and Over Again Until Financially Free

By |2017-01-18T08:11:50+00:00July 30th, 2012|Children Financial Education, Financial Education, Money Game Specific|

When we play The Money Game with kids, teens and adults, we like to focus on the financial habits it takes to become financially free. We compare the habits of financial free, rich, wealthy people with poor people and yes, they are poor. You can call them low-income if you want because you think it [...]

F.A.Q. about Events, Savings and Winning The Money Game

By |2017-01-18T08:11:50+00:00July 8th, 2012|Extra Money Game Activities Category, Money Game FAQ, Money Game Specific|

As you know, I love getting great questions about The Money Game that allow me to expand the game even further. Sometimes the questions spur an addition that is so blatantly missing in the game it causes me to pause, and think, "How did I miss that?" It always reaffirms my continual philosophy that all [...]

Financial Literacy and Social Media

By |2017-01-18T08:11:50+00:00May 2nd, 2012|Children Financial Education, Financial Education, Money Game Specific, Train-the-Trainer|

We all know that financial literacy 'should' be a required subject in our schools, preparing our kids and teens to go out into the world and not only handle money wisely but be able to invest it so it works for them instead of them always working for it. We also know that people all [...]