Can Gamification Help Teach Personal Finance?

Every month, a new survey seems to show just how woefully unconscious most Americans are when it comes to personal finance and the stock market — recently, 8 in 10 adult respondents drew a blank when asked to explain what a bond is while seven in 10 stumbled with Defining a hedge fund though saying with confidence that they know it in droves.

Amid this widespread lack of financial and investing knowledge, the internet has long been a primary place for many to educate themselves – according to the results of Investopedia’s annual financial literacy survey, Generation Z is increasingly using YouTube (45%) and TikTok (30%) to learn about investing as Generation Z goes Millennium searches on the Internet (47%) and YouTube (40%).

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