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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  • Plan your financial future, then zoom to 2070 and see if you've achieved your goals! Understand the implications of the decisions you make today on your future.

  • Accounts is an easy to use application to replace your paper checkbook. Review your monthly income vs. expense, spending by category, or income by category summaries and details with beautiful graphs and reports. Backup your data to your computer for safekeeping. Then restore it to your iOS device when you need to via the iTunes file sharing interface.
    Cost: $0.99. CompatibilityiOS, Android

    Topic(s): Financial Planning
  • Ace Budget 2 is an easy to use personal finance application to help you track your spending and keep to a budget. You can create daily, weekly, monthly, semimonthly, quarterly, and yearly budgets for an unlimited number of categories. You can also schedule recurring transactions, set reminders, view graphs, compare historical data, and much more. Every feature of Ace Budget is designed to be quick, clean, intuitive, and easy to use.
    Cost: free. Compatibility: iOS

  • Budget Buddy is designed for people who want a simple money-tracking system without learning to use a full money management program. It does NOT require linking to your bank account. You enter the dollar figures so you don’t have to worry that your bank information is at risk.
    Cost: $2.99, free.
    Compatibility: Windows devices, iOS, Android

  • Exercise your money management skills to keep your star or starlet from spiraling into a celebrity calamity! Hollywood actors and actresses have expensive tastes- even if they're still on the B-list. Shape the careers of three persnickety celebrities through more than 40 action-packed levels! In 3 mini games you decide which gigs to book and which to pass on, take care of their shopping, and help them pick up their jaws off the floor after they get the bill.
    Cost: free. Compatibility: iOS, Computer

  • The Check app pays your bills on time so you never stress about missing a bill again. Get reminders when bills are due, then pay them on the spot or schedule the payment for later.The Check app keeps it all together in once central place. With multiple credit cards, bank accounts, and numerous bills to keep track of, it’s too easy to overdraft, miss a payment or exceed credit limits. With this app, you never have to worry because you’ll always know exactly where you stand.
    Cost: free. CompatibilityAndroid, iOS, Windows, Blackberry 

    Topic(s): Financial Planning
  • Count My Beanz is a fun tool designed to help you encourage earning, saving and donating using a kid-friendly currency called Beanz! When you sign up, you will be given a Beanz Package, which includes a Beanz Spending account and a Beanz Savings Account.

  • Get ready to retire. Will you live out the rest of your days in luxury? Will you work until the day you die? It depends on the choices you make in life and how well you manage your money. Choose a character, understand your financial situation and progress into retirement!

  • EasyMoney is combines an expense manager, a bill reminder, a checkbook register and a budget planner! EasyMoney expense manager provides a rich, detailed window into your personal finances and daily money management needs.
    Track and manage daily expenses quickly & easily! Business expenses, personal expenses, travel expenses etc can all be managed rapidly using EasyMoney expense manager's simple and intuitive user interface.
    Cost: free. Compatibility: Android

  • 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.

  • Give your financial knowledge a workout with the the latest version of Financial Football, a fast-paced, NFL-themed video game developed by Visa. Test your money management skills by answering financial questions that allow you to move down the field and score touchdowns. Are you warmed up and ready to compete?
    Cost: free. Compatibility: iOS, Computer

  • Play, save and earn rewards! GoalCard is an app to manage money on Facebook, designed to help you save for and achieve a goal. Link your debit card. Build financial capability. Earn cash back for smart spending, saving and playing.
    Cost: free. 
    Compatibility: computer game via Facebook