Just One Resource - ROLEPLAY: Sign Up for a 401(k)

Feb 11, 2019
Just One Resource, Investing, Retirement
Just One Resource  


In this weekly blog post, the Curriculum team will highlight Just One Resource from our NGPF collection that maybe doesn't get the attention it deserves. Use it this week or bookmark it for later. 

[The Resource] ROLEPLAY: Sign Up for a 401(k)

The Gist: Students play the role of a new college graduate who has to pick investments in their first ever 401(k)!

The Best Parts:

  • Students see how much money they have in their monthly budget to allocate towards their 401(k)
  • Students take a Risk Tolerance Assessment and use the results to determine how much money they should put towards stocks and bonds 
  • Once they've decided an allocation strategy, students use performance data (remember that past performance is no guarantee of future results!) to select individual funds for their 401(k)


For more fun activities, be sure to check out the Activity section of the NGPF website!


 Our new investing game, STAX, simulates 20 years of investment decisions in 20 minutes. 

About the Author

Sonia Dalal

Sonia has always been passionate about instruction and improving students' learning experiences. She's come a long way since her days as a first grader, when she would "teach" music and read to her very attentive stuffed animals after school. Since then, she has taught students as a K-12 tutor, worked in several EdTech startups in the Bay Area, and completed her Ed.M in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is passionate about bringing the high quality personal finance content and instruction she wished she'd received in school to the next generation of students and educators. When she isn't crafting lesson guides or working with teachers, Sonia loves to spend her time singing, being outdoors, and adventuring with family and friends!