Sunday, October 25, 2009

Financial games: It can pay to play

Posted by: Nicole Nelson

Written by:Eileen Ambrose

One of the big hurdles to teaching personal finance to children and young adults is how to do so without boring or confusing them with talk of compound interest and annual percentage rates.

Now, there's a growing effort to reach kids on their own turf: online games.

More than 70 percent of people play some form of games, a percentage far higher among teens. Gaming experts see this as an opportunity to pack critical lessons into a fun activity.

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