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Learning Personal Finance Through Gaming

The other day my partner was playing a computer game with his friends, as he often does when I overheard my partner share that he was nervous because his property taxes were due soon and he didn’t currently have the funds to pay the taxes. “Looks like I have to go sell some stuff,” he announced with a sigh.

Internally I didn’t know whether I should rage or cry. What did he mean we didn’t have the funds to pay our taxes?! How could we have ended up in this situation where our only option is to panic sell what we can?!

I kept waiting for my husband to walk into my office and break the bad money news to me, as we are both well aware we can hear one another from our respective offices, but he just kept playing his computer game… Read more!

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