Learn how to adult

Stephanie M, Tianna M, Chloe B

We are here to make learning about personal finance fun by making an arcade-themed game where the user is presented with various situations such as depositing a check in your savings or checking account. The user then has to determine what they would do and in response the game outputs why the user's decision was good or bad. The user is able to learn about finance through interacting with our game and learns how to make smart financial decisions.

We are addressing the fact that $25, 000 is the average student loan debt for the class of 2010 , $1,800 average credit card debt for those 18-29, and millennials (as an age group) have the lowest credit score. There is a gap in financial knowledge among millennials and we are here to change that.

We make learning about personal finance fun by making an arcade-themed game where the user is presented with various situations. The user is expected to make decisions and we will provide feedback based on their decision saying why that was a smart idea or why they should do something else next time. We hope that through interaction with our game the user will gain the knowledge to make smart financial decisions in their life.

We had difficulty using the Tkinter library of Python as we were unsure of the specific commands that came with the library. With the help of our teachers, and coming together as a group to find solutions, we were able to make it work! We also had issues compiling the Scratch version of the game from different computers to one unified game. In response we wrote out what we wanted each Sprite to do and we pieced them together for it to work.

"By investing in this game you will help our generation succeed. Our game will show where people need to be educated in practical personal finance and provide that education. Providing this education will close the gaps in financial literacy we currently face."

Stephanie is a 16 year old rising junior at New Canaan High, Tianna is a 16 year old rising senior at Bard High School Early College, Chloe is a 16 year old rising senior. We all are passionate about business and hope to spread our knowledge of personal finance to all our peers.

You can view the project here.

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at Microsoft (NYC).