The Money Game – The Financial Education Game That Works!
Welcome to…The Money Game!
The Financial Education Game That Works.
Do you want to positively change lives in by empowering them with financial knowledge, skills and habits they rarely learn at home or in school? Great! With The Money Game, kids, teens (and adults!) learn about money and investing by ‘doing’ money. We make financial lessons super fun to learn and easy to remember.
Hi Fellow Passionate Financial Education Instructor!
My name is Elisabeth Donati from Creative Work Intl., LLC. You’re probably watching me because you went looking on the internet for a financial literacy program that was..
Or you typed in money game for kids…either way, you came to the right place because The Money Game is exactly those four things. It’s way too much fun, it’s entertaining for everybody involved, both teacher or a parent if the parent is going to teach it and the students to learn. It is engaging beyond belief because it’s so much fun and it is one of the most effective, if not the most effective, financial literacy tool on the market today.
I have a question for you first… “Would your life be different in some way if you would have learned about money in investing when you were younger?” If you learned the different principles, habits, concepts, ideas and beliefs involved with money and creating wealth for yourself?
Most adults say YES. Most adults that we’ve talked to over the last 14 years have said literally,
“I wish we would have had a program like this at our school when I was young.” or “I wish somebody had taught me about money.”
That’s how I feel that’s why I do what I do!
The Money Game is physically active.
I like to say with The Money Game that the kids are the pieces and the room is the board. You see, what happens in the Money Game is it’s done on rounds. The kids have to give us a little time, a little energy and they get a paycheck and they run around the room and rip $100 increments off of that paycheck and they put it in expense bags.
Along the way, and very quickly, they learn to do this wonderful thing called Pay Themselves First where they literally take part of their paycheck and put it away first, before they pay their expenses.
Pay Themselves First!
Once they’ve saved enough money, they get to invest in this lovely thing we call an Asset. Assets in The Money Game looks are divided into what we call the Three Pillars of Wealth: the stock market, real estate or business. Once they invested in an asset they start receiving this lovely stuff called Passive Income.
Assets • Three Pillars of Wealth —> Passive Income
When they start getting Passive Income, this big “Ah-ha!” goes off in their brains because they realize, with enough passive income coming in, they can actually support the lifestyle that they want to live and they don’t necessarily have to have a job.
And by the way, know that donation and giving back and doing good are all really important concepts that kids learn in The Money Game. This game is not about getting all the money you can and buying a lot of stuff. That’s about as far away from our program as you can get.
Donation • Giving Back • Doing Good
So rather than you taking my word on the fact that The Money Game is the most effective and engaging, entertaining and fun program on the market, I want to give you a piece of The Money Game that you can actually use with your students or kids. It’s called the Setup Activity.
What is The Money Game Setup Activity?
The Setup Activity is where students learn what it means to have a job and pay taxes. This activity isn’t not borrowing…it’s fun…it’s an activity, not a worksheet. You can do it with the whole class or you have one person volunteer and do it for the whole class so that they get to see what it means to have a job.
Either way, I want you to see howbThe Money Game starts and I will also throw in one of our favorite financial education activities (lessons) called the Difference between Making and Earning Money, and YES, there is a difference.
Simply put your name and email in the green box above to the right of the video and you’ll have instant access to the first part of The Money Game and the Earning vs. Making Money activity lesson.
These two activities might just be the most engaging and playful thing that you’ve done in financial literacy. If those are the only activities you ever get, it’s great. Your students will learn a lot from them. Most people come back and grab the entire game because it really is the most entertaining, engaging, fun and effective financial program on the face of the planet and I will say it could possible change the way you see money as well.
So what are you waiting for? Enter your name and email above and I’ll get those activities to you pronto.
If you have any questions, please give me a call at 805-957-1024. I’m more than happy to answer any questions, give you some ideas, whatever you need to teach your kids, teens or adults the critical life skills around money and investing.
I’m always available to help…financial literacy is my passion…it’s what I guess I was born to do because I never be tired of it and I always love teaching it.
So I look forward to seeing you on the other side, I look forward to helping you make a difference so go out there and remember…
Pay Yourself First!
Here’s more info about The Money Game..
The Money Game® is a revolutionary new idea in financial education for all ages.
The main objective of The Money Game is to provide a stimulating, fun-filled, learning environment where kids can feel safe exploring and learning the various principles, information and skills needed to create a financially successful and responsible life.
The goal of The Money Game is to create a generation of adults who are financially responsible, resourceful and self-reliant. By providing a foundation of financial information and experience, we are encouraging the next generation to think differently about money and investing than previous generations.
Through its unique presentation of financial principles, The Money Game promotes an individual’s ability to make money through his/her own genius and creativity, whether in a job or entrepreneurial endeavor. The Money Game promotes financial literacy as an essential life skill and aims to empower individuals to become financially free and to recognize the value in having the means (extra time, energy and money) to help others.
There is no better way to learn than by doing. Playing The Money Game is a revolutionary new way to teach financial education to anyone needing the basics that most of us didn’t learn at home, or at school.
The game is as effective for adults as it is for kids and teens. (We generally suggest that participants be at least 10 years old.)
Why is it effective for teaching adults about money?Think of it this way…when you teach a child something for the first time, they say, “Ah, I see. Cool.”
When you teach adults about money…a subject most adults desperately need to know and understand…they quickly realize the ramifications of not learning the information as a child. It is generally a profound and emotional response.
Playing The Money Game allows adults to access their “beginner’s mind” and learn without judging themselves for what they don’t know. Adults who play The Money Game tend to get into action once they KNOW what to do with their money and are able to create financial security and freedom in their lives.
The simple fact is we learn better when we’re having FUN, no matter how old we are!
The Money Game is changing the face of financial literacy…allaround the world. We want people of all ages, everywhere, to understand the truth about money…that it is simply a tool to reach your dreams and a tool to help others reach theirs.
Visit our Money Game Goals, Ojectives and Standards page to find out exactly what your group will learn.