Money

Money Smarts

Money Smarts

Whether you use chocolate chips, monopoly money, or actual coins, it’s never too early to start learning about money. This week’s roundup of sites offer games and interactive tools to help kids and teens gain financial literacy….[Continue]

Financial Literacy

Financial Literacy

Although there is more to learn about money than how to count coins and bills, the subject is largely ignored in most middle and high-schools. Today’s six-pack of sites tackle saving, budgeting, earning, investing, and more….[Continue]

Economics

Economics

Economics is the study of how people and countries choose to spend money and use scarce resources. At the individual level (microeconomics) we might choose between saving for an iPod, or spending on a movie, while governments decide (macroeconomics) how …[Continue]

Business Games for Kids

Today’s game sites for young entrepreneurs combine fun and learning. The topic was inspired by my nine-year old daughter’s success at selling her already-read-them-don’t-want-to-keep-them paperback books on eBay. After making $24 on her first batch of auctions, she wants to …[Continue]

Kids and Money

Sometime between giving them their first allowance and sending them off on their own, we need to teach our kids about money: saving, spending, earning, managing. Where do you start? These five web sites are a great beginning….[Continue]