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Street Legal Customs: A Tool for Teaching Financial Responsibility PROCEEDINGS

, , , , Auburn University, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Teens and young adults are not learning financial responsibility at a young age. In 2001 more young people filed for bankruptcy than graduated from college. By teaching financial responsibility to teenagers and young adults they are more likely to become adults who can make sound financial decisions. Games can be used as a tool to teach financial responsibility to teenagers and young adults. Street Legal Customs is a game designed to teach teenagers and young adults how to make sound financial decisions. This is accomplished not through the eyes of a consumer but as a business owner. Street Legal Customs teaches the importance of credit ratings, money management, cash flow, and setting financial goals.

Citation

Cross II, E.V., Eugene, W., Hamilton, C. & Gosha, K. (2008). Street Legal Customs: A Tool for Teaching Financial Responsibility. In K. McFerrin et al. (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2008 (pp. 4631-4636). Chesapeake, VA: AACE.


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