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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  • Keep your wits about you while managing your own bee farm! You start up a bee farming business with only 3 swarms of bees and $100 cash. Every week, you bring the bees to a forest and show them where the flowers are. The bees will bring nectar back to the beehive and produce honey. Sell honey in BEEDEX market will earn you money to go shopping at Farmer's Co-op for more bees, a bigger honey jar, or a larger beehive. 
    Cost: $2.99. Compatibility: iPad

  • 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.

  • 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

  • FamZoo helps teach good personal finance habits. Set up your own online Virtual Family Bank to manage your allowances, chores, budgets, goals, loans, spending, saving, charitable giving, and much more. Start simple when you are younger, and add sophistication as you mature through your tween and teen years.

    Cost: Free Trial OR $39.99/12 months. Compatibility: Computer, iOS

  • 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.

  • Enter the fantasy world of Green$treets where you play with a variety of characters, each with their own unique financial and ecological personalities, designed by Tom Hester, creator of Shrek. This app is a revolutionary new way to teach kids ages 5-8 about money and responsibility via fun game play. As kids play, emails are sent to parents, grandparents, educators and other special adults that you designate so you all can share the joy and education as kids.
    Cost: free. Compatibility: iOS

  • JA Finance Park will randomly assign you a life situation (a job, salary, household size, etc.) represented by a virtual ID card and you will start deciding your expenses! From there, determine how much to spend each month on the things your virtual family needs and additional expenses. You'll be guided through the steps of budget creation and execution and be rewarded by a point system in the process.

  • 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 

  • What does your ideal life (education, job, spouse, house, kids, and entertainment) look like from a financial perspective? How will your earning and spending choices affect everything you want to do in your life? The Life Simulation makes it really easy to understand where all of the money goes in life. All you have to do is answer a few questions, and the program will do the math for you. Are you ready to play?

  • MoneyU is a dynamic, computer-based program that incorporates audio, video, animation, interactive tools, supplemental online articles and activities, and even some humor. Whoever said financial courses are boring has never seen MoneyU! Beyond engaging, we make even the most complex money topics easy to find and understand.
    Cost: $60 or $20 with school.