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Sense and Dollars

Sense and Dollars provides students with practice in "earning, spending, saving, and investing money in a safe interactive environment."
This site is vibrant, colorful, and engaging.
Visitors can access the three main sections by clicking on the home page navigation buttons. Each subsequent page has the navigation buttons at the top of the page and an arrow at the bottom for progressing through the site in a linear fashion.
Help your students learn good money management in a fun interactive way at Sense and Dollars. Students will find cool facts, learn what it takes to be your own boss, and use an online calculator to find out how much their earnings will buy in the Earn section. Spending is perhaps more familiar to teens, so Spend deals with how to budget to make the earnings go farther and with the real cost of credit. Interest and investments are discussed in Save. After learning about earning, spending, and saving, students can apply their newly found skills by going on a virtual shopping spree, handling a checkbook, or planning a dream prom. A Teachers' Guide and a Parents' Guide are provided.

Reviewed by Hazel Jobe
Education World®
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