Offering your students four exciting and fun features: A Personal Budget Game A Stock Game Built-in Lessons with Pop Quizzes National Challenge with the opportunity to win prizes 5 great reasons to register your students to the challenge! Your students will gain valuable experience by building a monthly budget They will learn how to manage Read More…

Offering you four exciting and fun features: A Personal Budget Game A Stock Game Built-in Lessons with Pop Quizzes National Challenge with the opportunity to win prizes 5 great reasons to register yourself to the challenge! You will gain valuable experience by building a monthly budget You will learn how to manage your checking and Read More…

Watch our new teacher tutorial video with an overview of our budget game, stock game, curriculum library, and how to set up a class! Want More Info? The Stock Game   Customize the exchanges and securities to suit the level of difficulty for your students. We have loads of tutorial videos on researching and understanding Read More…

Our team has been busy this summer rolling out improvements to make teaching financial literacy and personal finance that much easier. Check out all the new features that will be available for this fall semester. Budget Game Improved Bank and Credit Card Statements – student’s checking account, savings account, and credit card statements are new and Read More…

Many CTE programs across the country already use PersonalFinanceLab! Find out what you and your students are missing! Research shows the students learn more by doing than by listening. And at PersonalFinanceLab.com, we totally believe that! Our simulations let your students “DO” Personal Finance so that they will remember it. Perhaps more than any other Read More…

There are a lot of new enhancements that will improve how both teachers and students use the platform! General Improvements New Dashboard • Our new Dashboard brings all your student’s actions into one place Live Chat • PFinLab now has live chat support available for teachers and students (during market hours) Onboarding • First-time users Read More…

Offering your students four exciting features to bring some excitement and real-world learning into your classroom: A Personal Budget Game A Stock Game Built-in Lessons with Pop Quizzes National Challenge with the opportunity to win prizes 4 great reasons to register your class to the challenge: Your students will gain valuable experience by building a Read More…

Coming to Personal Finance Lab Spring 2021 There are a lot of new enhancements that will be coming this January and will improve how both teachers and students use the platform. Quick Overview Stock Game Weekly Deposits $1 Starting Cash Budget Game Starting Positions Graphics Update System Updates New Badges New Widgets New Certifications New Read More…

You may or may not have used PersonalFinanceLab in your classes before. Many teachers know how to take advantage of all its resources, but there are always new schools registered that need a basic tutorial on how to use the platform. With that in mind, we created this post to highlight the main points you Read More…

If you have used a stock game in your class before, you know the drill – you choose your class’s custom rules and starting cash (usually around $100,000), your students sign in, and they use that cash to build their portfolio that they manage over the course of a semester. This might make sense to Read More…

PersonalFinanceLab is a gamified platform that focuses on engaging students through interactive and experiential learning. The program has a Budget and Stock market game that allows students to learn while understanding the fundamentals of managing and investing money. In the Budget Game, students need to make choices. To increase their disposable income, they may choose Read More…

PersonalFinanceLab is a gamified platform that focuses on engaging the student through interactive and experiential learning. The platform has a Budgeting game and a stock market platform, that allows the student to learn while doing, making mistakes and repeating the actions until they succeed, thereby learning and understanding the fundamentals of managing money and investing Read More…

Want to get a walkthrough of PFinLab, but no time to schedule a demo with our team? No problem! This recording walks through all the essential features that can help transform your classroom! For a deeper dive into how PFinLab can be used in your classes, also check out our library of customizable lesson plans, Read More…

Bringing gamification into your classroom By Paul Vasey – Former Business teacher, head of department, external examiner, teacher trainer, author and game designer. Engagement, experiential learning and differentiation. Through my years of teaching, I found that the most engaged students were ones that were talking about themselves and learning without really realizing it. To expand Read More…

Have you wanted to try out or budget game, stock game, or curriculum? Now’s your chance! How It Works When you join the Test Drive, you will participate in a “class” in the role of a student. You will have: Access to our Budget Game for a 12-month session (each session usually takes about 20 minutes to Read More…

Our latest teacher webinar walks through some of the basics of gamification – and the keys to best leverage these new levels of engagement to supercharge your blended and remote classrooms this Fall! If you are using a blended or fully-remote classroom, quality online resources are more important than ever! Our new Badges and Achievement Read More…

With the next major update to the PersonalFinanceLab Budget Game, your students can graduate from school and start their Full Time Jobs! How It Works If you have used the Budget Game before, your class would have taken on the role of college students with a part-time job. They would be working variable hours each Read More…

This Summer, PersonalFinanceLab has partnered with BountyBlok to power our awesome new Badges and Achievement system to bring classroom engagement to a whole new level! Personal Finance should never be boring for students – by working with BountyBlok, our Assignments engine is supercharged with new ways to track student activity and provide them with real-time Read More…

Our first major enhancement of the summer is almost here! The next release of Personal Finance Lab focuses on our Assignments – our awesome system used to manage curriculum and track your students’ progress through our Stock Game and Budget Game. There’s three game-changing new features you can expect for your next classes: Rewards, Prerequisites, Read More…

If you find yourself teaching a class remotely for the first time this Spring, never fear! PersonalFinanceLab.com has everything you need for a knock-out distance learning class, all in one place. Our engaging simulations, interactive games, built-in assessments, multi-media curriculum, customizable lesson plans, and teacher presentation and video library has everything you need to turn Read More…

Just in time for March, the Personal Finance Lab team is excited to announce a massive new update for our budgeting game! Our latest update includes some huge enhancements for your class, including: An overhaul to the Quality of Life scores, making the point scoring system much easier to understand. A new Overall Game Score, Read More…

As you may well be aware, we have a Budgeting game which can be used as both a supplemental and integrated resource. The philosophy of the Budgeting game is for the students to learn by doing. The focus of the game is to keep things simple and for the student to learn the fundamentals of Read More…

Teachers, 2020 is here, marking a fresh new start, so there isn’t any better time to challenge your students to change their spending habits and set them up for financial independence! Here’s a great activity for your class that uses our Budget Game to understand how to build an emergency fund! Goal: The goal of this activity is to Read More…

Here are 3 QuickStart lessons that I like to use with my classes to introduce some of the fundamentals of money with our Budgeting Game. Each lesson will require the player to play at least one “virtual month” in the game which will take approximately 20 mins. Further time can be taken to do research Read More…

Looking to take PersonalFinanceLab for a test drive? No problem! Demo Student Account For a demo student account, click here to create a trial account with our stock game, budget game, and full curriculum library available. Get A Personalized Demo Want to get a personalized walkthrough with our team to discuss how PersonalFinanceLab.com can be Read More…

Very few students will ever care to know how to graph a parabola, but everyone will need to know how to do their taxes. Don’t require trigonometry but require basic tax preparation. Lindsey, 41, mixed race mother of five in Oregon suburb Personal Finance Lab’s parent organization turns 30 this year, and we have been Read More…

The world’s best tool for teaching Personal Finance, Economics, and Business is about to get even better with our new customizable Budgeting Game!   How It Works Schools with a site license for PersonalFinanceLab.com stock and budgeting games  will now have the option to also add our new customizable budgeting simulation to their class, and Read More…

Teachers sometimes ask us why we anchor the curriculum and other activities on PersonalFinanceLab.com to our stock market simulation – so we want to tell you why! Research Tested, Student Approved There are numerous studies showing how stock market games improve classroom outcomes in Personal Finance, Economics, and Business classes, with a body of literature Read More…

Marquette Catholic High School in Michigan City, Indiana was one of the first schools we worked with to transform one of their classrooms into a full Financial Literacy Lab. The Marquette program utilizes the Personal Finance Lab simulation and curriculum both in their Economics classes and their Global Trading classes, focused on investing and finance. Read More…

We work with hundreds of schools around the country to take their Personal Finance, Economics, and Business classes to the next level. Over the last few years, more and more schools are using our Personal Budgeting Game, our customizable Stock Market Game, and our curriculum library to start building Finance Lab.  Eventually they add on Read More…

The MarketInsight display is one of the fundamental pieces of any Finance Lab. This is an LCD screen that can rotate several financial “widgets” for your classes. The coolest part is that each MarketInsight is fully configurable – you choose what you want displayed! How Does It Work? Think of your MarketInsight like a PowerPoint Read More…

Cost is the biggest barrier preventing teachers from launching their first lab. Getting quotes from vendors, applying for grants, getting administration approval (on top of planning and running your classes!) puts up a huge wall between your students and the awesome financial literacy resources they deserve. To help break down this barrier, we’ve put together Read More…

There are several popular stock market games available to high school teachers; but only PersonalFinanceLab.com embeds curriculum specifically aligned to the JumpStart Personal Finance Standards. Read this post to find out how!

Increased emphasis on financial literacy among high school students has lead to greater popularity of Stock-Trak’s high school virtual trading sites. Read this article to learn more!

Personal Finance Lab was designed as a simple and effective resource for teachers. Click on this post to find out just how easy it is to use!

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