Virtual Business Personal Finance Online

Updated in 2015, Virtual Business - Personal Finance is the #1 way to teach personal finance in America. Now Mac and iPad compatible, with better usability on all tablets, Virtual Business - Personal Finance develops key personal financial skills in an online, simulated world. Students direct their simulated character through finding an apartment, job hunting, getting a bank account, paying taxes, and more.

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Updated Features
In order to provide the most relevant tax, law, and regulatory information possible, we have included updated tax forms, Affordable Care Act requirements, and current health insurance offerings. Updated written content also covers topics such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

A larger city view and a Google Maps-like interface makes job and apartment-hunting quicker and more intuitive.

Assessment, Scope and Sequence, Classroom Configuration, Help Docs and More.
All Virtual Business sims come with tools to help add flexibility and control when using the sims in your classroom. You can choose the lessons you would like to include and put them in the order you want. You can decide whether to include reading assignments, reading quizzes, and math quizzes. You can even decide when to open lessons to students, helping keep your whole class in sync. Or you can open all the lessons and allow your students to work at their own pace. CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TOOLS

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STANDARDS CORRELATION: Common Core for English Language Arts


STANDARDS CORRELATION: National Standards for Financial Literacy

STANDARDS CORRELATION: Jump$tarts's National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education (updated)

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Mini $695*
(Up to 5 concurrent users)
(Part# KMI-VBPF-5)

Lab License $1,195*
(Up to 30 concurrent users)
(Part# KMI-VBPF-L)

Site License $1,695*
(Unlimited concurrent users)
(Part# KMI-VBPF-U)

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Ideal for teaching:
  • Personal Finance
  • Financial Literacy
  • Career Skills
  • Life Skills
Lessons Include:
  • Budgeting & Saving
  • Choosing & Balancing a Checking Account
  • Getting a Credit Card
  • Fixing Your Credit
  • Education & Advancement
  • Using Online Banking
  • Paying Your Taxes
  • Intro to Investing
  • Time Management and Health
  • Finding a Job
  • Finding an Apartment
  • Buying a Car
  • Shopping
  • Risk vs. Return
  • Diversification
  • Investing for Retirement
  • Buying a Home
  • Insurance
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Math Connections
Virtual Business simulations and accompanying math problems help students apply key math concepts to business and everyday life. Concepts are taken from Common Core and leading state math standards. Concepts include numbers and quantity, algebra, geometry, functions, probability and statistics, and modeling. MORE

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