MoneyIsland

Set your child on the fast, one-way track to financial success with the help of MoneyIsland. This online world incorporates invaluable money management lessons within the platform of a fun online game.

Children navigate twists and turns with opportunities to make good financial decisions along the way. Best of all, you can be right there to witness your child's success: easily track their progress along the way — even see their faces light up as they earn real-life rewards!

Summary
  • Geared for kids age 8 to 14
  • Free, multi-level online game
  • Teaches valuable financial skills
  • Enhance experience with a physical passport and stickers
  • Earn real-life rewards
  • Parents can play along
  • Teachers can use in classroom
  • Meets national standards for financial literacy
  • Developed by award-winning teacher
How It Works

The Game

Kids learn the principles of financial responsibility and decision-making first-hand through interactive online missions. The actions taken by these budding financial gurus decide the outcomes of characters, like Stone Broke, who's trying to turn his financial situation around with better money management. Kids experience nonstop fun -- picking up valuable lessons along the way!

Rewards

Good spending habits are not only learned, they are also reinforced with the chance to earn real-life rewards for game achievements. Once you've completed MoneyIsland by saving Stone Broke, you are eligible to redeem a secret prize from our treasure box! Simply bring in the electronic reward completion certificate to any Volunteer State Bank branch.

Learn more about the rewards available to your young saver.

Passport

Tracking the progress of your budding financial apprentice is fun and easy! Each child is issued an official MoneyIsland password, where they collect new stickers for every benchmark they reach. Best of all, it provides a great opportunity for grown-ups to interact with kids, tracking their progress and watching each milestone materialize into real-life achievements.

Lessons

Though geared toward tweens ages 8 to 14, the lessons instilled in MoneyIsland will serve the players throughout their adult life. The curriculum in MoneyIsland is aligned with national standards published by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy. MoneyIsland is designed to build skills in three basic areas: Managing Money, Saving & Investing, and Using Credit Wisely.

The lessons are presented in quests to exotic places, including:

  • Eiffel Tower – Spend, Grow, and Give
  • Great Wall of China – Want & Needs and Taxes
  • Sphinx – Types of Income
  • Atlantis – Using Credit Wisely
  • Big Ben – Understanding Interest
  • Acropolis – Building Wealth

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