How can I get my teen interested in learning? – Fast Lane
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How can I get my teen interested in learning?

Play a game together

  • Check out the free interactive financial education games on Financial Entertainment.
  • Play Farm Blitz to learn about saving and drive home the concepts of compound interest and interest.
  • Try the immersive online game by Visa, The Payoff, which includes simulations in which students learn about financial basics such as budgeting.
  • Check out Visa’s additional financial education apps geared toward teens.
  • Learn about the basics of investing with the Stock Market Game, which includes helpful resources, a support center, and a local coordinator.
  • You can also play STAX, another investing game, provided by Next Gen Personal Finance.

The Payoff (Visa)

This online immersion game, by Visa, helps students learn about budgeting and other financial basics.

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Created by NextGen Personal Finance, STAX is an interactive game where student make 20 years of investment decisions in 20 minutes.

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Have the college talk

  • We need to talk College. Beth Kobliner includes several videos and stories to help get the conversation started about the financial choices your kids will face.
  • The College Navigator tool and Federal Student Aid, from the U.S. Department of Education, provides lots of resources and checklists to help you review choices and their potential costs with your student.
  • Paying for College, created by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, offers guides about student loans, ways to compare financial aid offers, and tools on repaying student debt.

Watch a video together

  • PwC Charitable Foundation has created interactive modules with Earn Your Future that include free videos and additional activities to do with your teen.

We need to talk college (Beth Kobliner)

This site includes videos and conversation starters for parents and students to discuss college options and how to pay for it.

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College Navigator (DOE)

Supported by the U.S. Department of Education. College Navigator is a tool to help students search, compare, and find the right college.

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Paying for Collge (CFPB)

Developed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Paying for College is a website with guides and resources for students to understand their options in financing college and repaying student debt.

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Earn Your Future

Developed by PwC Charitable Foundation, Earn Your Future is a financial literacy program for students in grades 3 -12. The program is delivered through self-paced modules in an innovative digital classroom.

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Visit a Museum 

  • The Mu$eum of American Finance is located in New York, NY. It is the nation’s only independent museum dedicated to finance and financial history! Even if you can’t visit the museum, you can still check out their educational resources.

Mu$eum of American Finance

The Mu$eum of American Finance is the nation’s only independent museum dedicated to finance and financial history. It educates the public through exhibits, financial literacy programs and public events. The Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, seeks to empower individuals of all backgrounds to strive toward financial independence, while encouraging curiosity and discovery.

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