Our financial literacy educational platform makes learning fun
with our engaging games, activities and integrated curriculum.
The PersonalFinanceLab Curriculum was designed to align to the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. We also align to the Council for Economic Education, the National Business Educators Association (NBEA), as well as most state standards.
The Budget Game, Stock Game and the self-grading lessons together provide students an opportunity to practice making smart financial decisions. Allowing students to graduate with the knowledge and skills to be financially literate.State Standards Jump$tart/CEE NBEA
Our Financial Literacy lessons are grouped into 5 units that were designed to follow State and National standards. We include unit introductions and assessments to help students pace through the material and allow them to review how well they understood the material.
The lessons include self-grading quizzes, challenge questions, and videos, while the interactive calculators provide exercises for students to complete. Both the Budget Game and Stock Game allow students to bring all these personal finance concepts to life!
Our Learning Library contains more lessons than what is listed here. To see our full list of learning materials, click the link below to register for the Teacher Test Drive.View Lessons in Teacher Test Drive
The Investing101 Certification course is a ten-chapter beginner course that goes into more detail about how the stock market works, how to build a portfolio, fundamental and technical analysis and more. You can assign individual chapters or the whole course. At the end of your class, if students completed all the vocabulary and chapter exams they earn a completion certificate!
The best part is the course includes reminders for students to place trades based on what was covered in the lesson. That way they get the experience while learning the core concepts.
We also offer lessons on economics, business, accounting, math, and marketing to allow teachers to expand their students’ awareness of business and economic concepts.
Many state standards for Personal Finance fall under the Social Studies standards and usually include many knowledge statements about Economics. To support this demand, we have a robust catalogue of economics lessons that cover everything from time value of money to opportunity cost, fiscal and monetary policy, inflation, and the importance for nations to specialize within the global economy.
The lessons on Accounting cover the principles of GAAP, and the role of accountants in society. A lesson that we recommend you include in your class is the “Payroll Best Practices” lesson. This shows students a breakdown of where their tax dollars go for each of their paychecks.
The Business Management lessons are a great way to show students how businesses work. These lessons offer a basic framework on the different forms of management, the different types of business ownership and why every business needs a competitive advantage.
The Marketing lessons offer key insights into how businesses promote their products and services to their customers. The following lessons illustrate the importance of being an informed consumer, “Ethics of Marketing”, “Classifying Products and Services”, “The Product Lifecycle” and “Analyzing Consumer Behavior,” allowing students to be more proactive in their buying decisions.
Each lesson takes about 5-10 minutes to complete, with interactive calculators, videos,and mini game activities to make learning a more engaging experience. Students can learn about what it takes to become a millionaire with the activity called, “Saving To Be A Millionaire!” or how to decide between buying a new or used car in the lesson, “Buy vs Lease Calculator!” calculator. Students can even practice filling out a check in the “What is Money?” lesson. The integrated videos are short, easy to understand and integrated right into the lessons.Preview our Video Library
Self-graded pop quizzes track student progress, and are included in every assignment. They include 3-5 multiple choice questions that are related to that specific lesson. They require no previous knowledge to be able to complete each of them. You can customize your assignments, specifying when students need to have their lessons completed by, or whether they need to finish certain lessons before starting others.
Students can even earn a reward for completing their assignments. Choose whether their rewards are added to their stock portfolio or to their budget game!Take a Teacher Test Drive
Find out how much time your students are spending on the platform, which questions your class is struggling with the most in their assignments, their actions in the budget game and trades in the budget game.
The teacher reports can be customized if the presets do not fit your needs, and can be exported to Excel or Google Sheets.See our Sample 9-Week Course Outline
When students complete 12 months of the Budget Game,
25 trades in the Stock Game and the 50 personal finance lessons, they are eligible to earn this completion certificate.
When students complete the 10 chapters of the Investing101 Course, they are eligible to earn this completion certificate.
Tests your students’ knowledge of personal finance. We offer the certification before or after you use PersonalFinanceLab to prove that your students learned the core concepts. To learn more about the exam process click here.
Students earn completion certificates. After completing the Investing101 curriculum or the Personal Finance Curriculum, students earn a completion certificate they can print and keep for their records.