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Teach your Teens Money Management with the CASHFLOW Board Game

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Disclosure: Thank you to RichDad for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to be financially savvy with CASHFLOW!

Learn how to deal with real life financial situations without putting your own money at risk! The CASHFLOW board game teaches you how to invest and acquire assets, and allows you to try out strategies you’d never try in real life.

CASHFLOW Get out of the Rat Race and on to the Fast Track 

Our children often learn how to manage money from us.  They watch what we do and say…and more than likely, when it comes time to make their own decisions, they follow in our footsteps, for good or bad. 

In the past, my husband and I have on occasion given our kids mixed messages when it comes to money. There have been times when we’ve talked about the fact that we really couldn’t afford to do something, and we’ve done it anyway. We’ve pulled out the credit card when we really shouldn’t have. 

These days we’re trying to be more thoughtful about our financial decisions.

We have three teenagers in the house, and our oldest will be headed off to college next fall. We want them to go out into the world with good money management skills and an understanding of what it means to be fiscally responsible. 

We’ve talked to our oldest about the cost of college, and the fact that the cost to attend is definitely a factor to keep in mind when choosing a school. We’ve discussed how much we’ll be contributing, and he knows that he’ll be footing some of the bill himself. Once he comes down to his final decision, he’ll have to take into account how much debt he’ll accumulate to attend the school of his choice. Certainly we don’t want him to make his choice based on money alone, but we want it to be a serious consideration.

We’ve also allowed all of our children to get their own ATM cards. I had my reservations about that (and visions of them blowing their money especially since our bank is walking distance from our home), but it’s been a good thing. They all earn some of their own money, and having an ATM card gives them the freedom to manage it. Even our 13 year old has done well with it. Because they have access to their own funds, they rarely ask me for money now. But they do weigh things much more carefully now that they are spending their own money. 

Teaching the kids budgeting and how to live within their means is one thing. But teaching them how to accumulate wealth is just as important.

When I had the opportunity to try out the  CASHFLOW board game, I was thrilled because it gives me another tool to teach my kids about money management. 

CASHFLOW is an educational game created by Robert Kiyosaki, the author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, the best selling personal finance book of all time, and Kim Kiyosaki, the author of It’s Rising Time. The goal of the game is to teach you and your kids how to escape the Rat Race and move onto the Fast Track. 

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You’ll learn how to deal with real life financial situations without putting your own money at risk…you’ll invest and acquire assets, and try out strategies you’d never try in real life.

There are financial statements and cash ledgers to deal with…


Deals to consider…

CASHFLOW board game Deals to consider

And unexpected bills to be paid. 

CASHFLOW Board Game Unexpected Bills to be paid


Who will escape the rat race first?

Teach your teens money management with CASHFLOW

Throughout the game, I was tight on cash, but I was more willing to take risks, probably because in the game, I had no children to worry about…it was just me. I discovered my youngest son is more risk adverse, weighing out each option with deep thought. The nice thing about the CASHFLOW board game is that you CAN try out different strategies. If you’re a saver in real life, you might want to try more aggressive investing. If you tend to take a lot of risks with your money, you might want to see how it feels to try slow growth instead. It’s a great learning experience, and you’ll acquire new accounting, finance and investment skills…all while having a good time!

I’m looking forward to playing this again with my kids over the holidays. CASHFLOW is a great holiday gift for your teens. A family game night is a perfect way to have some together time, and you can turn a fun family night into an educational one as well! And, we’ve even got a discount code for you! Pick your game up today for 10% off with the CASHFLOW offer code!

Have fun playing! 


Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

What a fantastic idea, I'm all about using games for teaching life skills so love this!


Tuesday 23rd of December 2014

What a great idea for money management as well as learning there will always be unexpected bills and or expenses in life. Children will be better prepared with life lessons.


Monday 22nd of December 2014

What a great game!


Monday 22nd of December 2014

Looks like a great board game! never too early to teach money management


Monday 22nd of December 2014

This is brilliant! A fun game and educational. You can't go wrong!