"McDonald's app is available only in France at the moment but lets customers place an order and pay for it from their iPhone."
Paying via mobile device is going to increase. Now, school lunch cards and numbers are the norm, but I would expect that eventually paying for books and food will be via mobile device. IT is going to be more important than ever that we teach our children how to handle money because paying via mobile, I think, is a lot like paying with a debit card - you don't feel the pain that you do when real cash is involved.
This isn't related to teaching but IS related to managing a household and saving money. I have some friends who are going crazy about how the krazy coupon lady is saving money. Times are tight and I think my teacher friends out there will like this website.
This iTunes app is free an dteaches the rewards of saving. From Mass Mutual, this is a game designed for kids.
Here is the information they E-mailed me:
"Springfield, Mass., June 23, 2010 – Children’s habits are formed at an early age, and a 2009 study by Forbes Consulting Group for Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) revealed that two-thirds of parents think financial education should start then, too. That’s one of the reasons why MassMutual is now offering a free downloadable interactive game, Save! The Game, to help kids learn the value of separating wants from needs when it comes to spending. "
Social networking style stock market game - Stockmarket 101. For those teaching finance - thi sis a more grown up version of the game for high schoolers.
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