Alright we get it. Learning about personal finance isn't always a good time. Fear no more. With all of these games, learning about personal finance will be like taking a vacation to Disneyland. Alright, maybe not that exciting but they might be better than those lengthy lectures from Mom and Dad. The best part -- you can search by topic or recently posted. Kinda cool, huh?

 

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  • Expensify does expense reports that don't suck! They do this by automating your entire expense reporting process. Use their app to sync with your credit cards and bank accounts to track purchases as they happen. They even pull in eReceipts, digital copies of the paper receipts you normally have to carry around, for most purchases under $75.
    Cost: free. CompatibilityAndroid, iOS, Windows, Blackberry

  • This 'Finance World' program has been designed to engage your interest with the exciting theme of spies and missions. The visually stimulating interactive games engage you in fun tests of skill whilst allowing you to gradually build financial understanding - without feeling as though you are actively being 'taught'. The games are supported by 'dossiers' (fact sheets) with information about all aspects of personal finance in straightforward, age-appropriate language; together with a glossary explaining financial terms, and case studies that show how the information is relevant to real life.

  • Get a handle on your finances the free and fast way. Mint does all the work of organizing and categorizing your spending for you. See where every dime goes and make money decisions you feel good about. 
    Cost: Free. Compatibility: iOS, Android 

  • The perfect app to help you learn how to count and use money. The app teaches the differences between the coins and how they relate to each other. Fun exercises are included. After the initial instructions you will be able to purchase virtual products using a very fun vending machine. The machine show the coins roll down into the machine. Random purchase items make for hours of learning fun.
    Cost: $0.99, Compatibility: Android

  • In the current financial climate, it's important that your kids understand the value of money and the responsibilities necessary in handling it; but is there a best way to engage them on how to make the right choices with their money? That's the purpose of P2K Money. This is an easy-to-use iPhone app for parents to teach their kids about managing money with tools that allow you to oversee budgeting, spending, savings, and a wish list. 
    Cost: free. Compatibility: iOS

  • Savings Spree is a fun App with lessons for children ages 7 and up (younger children can play too with a little help). The game teaches kids how the daily lifestyle choices that they make can add up to big savings or big expenses, depending on how they choose to spend (or not spend) their money. Savings Spree shows you that they can SAVE your money for short term goals (like a bike or an MP3 player), SPEND wisely by making more frugal decisions, DONATE to others or INVEST money so it will grow to meet future needs like a college education. Cost: $5.99. Compatibility: iPhone.

  • Toshl Finance is a personal finance manager made fun. Find out where your money is going, keep on top of bills and spending, set up budgets and live easy with a financial peace of mind. It's intuitive, safe, private, designed with character and attention to detail. Toshl is like your personal financial advisor that's with you all the time.
    Cost: free. Compatibility: iOS, Android