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Meet Robert Kurshke, last year he taught every 9th-grade student personal finance 

using the Personal Finance Lab at Tunkhannock High School


The Personal Finance Lab


Courses and Lessons, Personal Budgeting Game
and Stock Market Challenges

All Pennsylvania schools are invited to participate in elementary, middle, or high school competitions.

 

  • Teachers save time

  • Schools save money

  • Students learn with real-life experiential learning

Our nonprofit, part of Brighter Financial Futures provides Pennsylvania schools, at no charge, the Personal Finance Lab.  The program is the leading-edge financial literacy program from StockTrak, the leading provider of financial simulations to colleges and universities.  The platform will save time for teachers and make their job easier, and provide students with fun experiential learning.     ​ Through StockTrak's program, these financial games, simulations, and curricula have helped millions of students become more financially literate. The program supports K12 teachers who teach financial literacy, business, economics, accounting, personal finance, and social studies.  

 

Fall Programs:

Early Fall Challenge: Quarter Semester:   

Personal Budgeting Challenge & Online Learning:  Aug. 1st to Jan. 13th

Stock Market Challenge:  Aug. 29th to Oct. 28th

-  Practice Trading until August 28th

Late Fall Challenge: Quarter Semester: 

Personal Budgeting Challenge & Online Learning:  Aug. 1st to Jan. 13th

Stock Market Challenge:  Oct 31st to Jan. 13th 

-  Practice Trading until Oct. 30th

 

 Fall Challenge: Full Semester:

Personal Budgeting Challenge & Online Learning:  Aug. 1st to Jan. 13th

Stock Market Challenge:  Oct 10th - Dec 16th

-  Practice Trading until Oct. 9th

                          Spring Programs:

Early Spring Challenge: Quarter Semester: 

Personal Budgeting Challenge & Online Learning:  Aug. 1st to June 2nd

- Stock Market Challenge:  Jan. 3oth to Mar 31st 

-  Practice Trading until Jan. 29th

Late Spring Challenge: Quarter Semester: 

Personal Budgeting Challenge & Online Learning:  Aug. 1st to June 2nd

Stock Market Challenge:  April 4th to June 3rd 

-  Practice Trading until April 3rd

Spring Challenge: Full Semester:

Personal Budgeting Challenge & Online Learning:  Aug. 1st to June 2nd

- Stock Market Challenge:  Feb 13th - April 21st 

-  Practice Trading until Feb 12th

The platform teaches many money management and other skills that all students need. It combines a Budget Game, a Stock Market Game, and embedded lessons, but there is so much more! Students learn to use a debit and credit card, manage their checking/savings/credit card accounts, transfer funds, pay bills, build an emergency fund, etc. The built-in lessons reinforce many financial literacy skills.  The students are fully engaged in many activities. empowering teachers with more time.

 

Every person who understands how to manage finances and build wealth improves not only his/her future, but those of their families and communities. We believe that education should be fun so that students are more motivated to learn.

 

If you would like more information on how to have greater access to the

Personal Finance Lab, call 570-975-5149.

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