Griffin Enterprises will now be offering MoneyU® for a $4 fee per learner to qualifying educational institutions. The offer is aimed at teaching high school seniors and college freshmen about personal finance and will be available until June 1, 2010. MoneyU® is a game-based online education course designed to build core financial skills and acumen in young adults.
The program contains 120 lessons and tasks covering eight different topics from savings, banking and planning to credit card issues, managing debt and maintaining a good credit score. Students learn by playing a highly interactive game that teaches how to manage personal finances, make smart financial decisions and use sound financial strategies. Just as in real life, the student players are confronted with chance events that may adversely affect their net worth or credit score. Widgets make the learning fun and calculators using the students' own data make the learning real. The learner remains engaged by trying to become a virtual millionaire, maximizing their net worth and credit score.
Students such as Amanda Renfroe of Newport News, VA who have used MoneyU® attest to its ease of learning and its effectiveness in teaching about credit, debt, and financial planning. "Once I started, I didn't want to stop playing the game. At the time, I didn't realize I was absorbing all that financial information. The game is very easy to use, and when you make a mistake, that's when the true learning takes place. I was shocked by how easy it is to damage one's credit score: just one late or missed payment can cause it to drop."
For more information, visit www.moneyu.com.