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Fun Web sites where kids can learn how to handle money

Looking for ways to make money matters fun for kids? Check out these entertaining educational Web sites:

  • Headbone features The Price of Fame game, in which teens can buy, sell and trade stock in their favorite celebrities.
  • Moneyopolis developed by Ernst and Young, teaches real-world math, saving, financial planning and even job hunting skills to grades 6 through 8.

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  • Kidsbank created by Sovereign Bank, walks kids through the basics of money and banking with games, stories, calculators and fun cartoon guides for boys and girls.

  • Strongkids puts the fun in funds by teaching the fundamentals of saving and investing.
  • The Mint is a comprehensive site developed for middle school and high school students by Northwestern Mutual Life and the National Council on Economic Education.

  • Fleet Kids, sponsored by Fleet Financial Group and BankBoston, features real-world games such as Buy Lo, Sell Hi, Chunka Change and Ch-Ching! Young contestants can win prizes for their school.

  • The Young Investor offers kids' articles, games, puzzles and chat rooms to discuss and learn about the full range of money management.

-- Updated: April 21, 2003

See Also
Computer games that improve financial skills
Safer than stocks: Teaching kids to save in a weak economy
9 tips for raising money-smart kids
Savings glossary
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