Fun with Finances

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Fourth-grade students from Duffield Elementary School recently worked with Computer Lab Teacher’s Assistant Paula McGee to utilize the Vault by EverFi computer program in an effort to develop responsible habits with regard to financial management.
 
While using the engaging program, the students gained valuable knowledge and insight toward handling money. They learned the differences between a checking and savings account, why to use cash for small purchases and credit cards for larger purchases, and how to maintain a proper budget. Additionally, they were informed which items would be classified as needs or wants, and were reminded never give out personal information, such as email addresses or account numbers, unless the website is completely trusted.

According to their website, Vault is an interactive learning course specifically designed to introduce financial education skills early in a child’s cognitive development. The course uses the latest in new-media technologies to bring complex financial concepts to life for today’s digital generation. Evidence-based learning theories are incorporated to increase students’ knowledge and build the foundation for making good financial decisions at a young age and promote career development skills.