Want your students to learn experientially and think critically?

Our Interactive Library features online games, simulations, graphs, quizzes, data sorting and other online interactives. Conveniently sorted by topic, our Interactive Library will supplement your classroom instruction and provide opportunities for student engagement and excitement. Each of the Interactives has a corresponding student-facing activity to strengthen your students' critical thinking skills, which can be found in the "Activity" column below.

 

(*)These interactives do not have an accompanying worksheet.

 

How Much Salary Do You Need to Buy A House In A Given City?

HSH.com

The cost of a home changes according to where you live. How much do you need to earn to be able to afford it?
Budgeting

Is It Better To Rent or Own?

NY Times

Is it cheaper in the long run to rent or own a home? Find out with this interactive tool.
Budgeting

Spent

Urban Ministries of Durham

Can you make it through the month? Living paycheck to paycheck is stressful.
Budgeting

What's a Millennial?

Goldman Sachs

Are you a Millennial? How does your financial health compare to others?
Budgeting

What Tech World Did You Grow Up In?

Next Gen Personal Finance

This interactive allows students to discover what kind of technology world they grew up and lived in, from the year they were born up to 2017.
Budgeting

What Jobs Are Likely To Be Done By A Machine in the Future?

Planet Money

Will you be replaced by a machine? Find out the likelihood here.
Career

What Is The Most Common Job in Each State?

Planet Money

Scroll through this dynamic map to see how state employment has changed in the past 30 years.
Career

Minimum Wage Since 1938

CNN Money

How much is minimum wage actually been worth, historically? Scroll through this graph to compare inflation-adjusted rates.
Career

What Is The Potential For Automating Over 750 Jobs?

McKinsey & Company

Choose from 750+ jobs to find out the potential for being automated.
Career

What Are Your Chances Of Making It to the Executive Suite?

NY Times and LinkedIn

Input six personal characteristics and voila you can figure out whether to start planning for that corner office.
Career

What's the Unemployment Rate for 25-34 Year Old College Graduates?

NY Times

Is a college degree a waste of time? How many graduates are unemployed, anyway? Make your guess. You may be surprised at the answer.
Career

Can You Make It As An Uber Driver?

The Financial Times

In this dynamic simulation, students will play the role of a full-time Uber driver with two kids to support, and a $1000 mortgage payment due in a week. Will they be able to earn enough to pay the bill — and make more than other players?
Career

How Do You Manage Your Time?

Podio

Compare how you spend your time with how some of the most famous creative people in history and today's average American spend their time!
Career

How do Millennials Compare to Their Grandparents?

Pew Research

The American population has changed a lot over the past 50 years. Compare the Millennial generation with the Silent Generation to see how things have evolved!
Career

Shifting Incomes for American Jobs

Next Gen Personal Finance

In this activity, students will use this interactive to explore the differences between people who make the most in their field and the people who make the least for over 20 major occupations in the United States.
Career

Navigate Your Online Bank Account (Extended Version)

Next Gen Personal Finance

Online banking makes it easy to pay bills and move money. This interactive simulation allows you to practice using online banking features and learn how to manage an account to avoid those pesky overdraft fees. This activity takes roughly an hour to complete.
Checking

Basic Banking Activities

Goodwill Community Foundation, The Mint

Learn how to perform basic banking activities with this collection of interactive exercises.
Checking

Navigate Your Online Bank Account (Short Version)

Next Gen Personal Finance

Online banking makes it easy to pay bills and move money. This interactive simulation allows you to practice using online banking features and can be completed in less than 30 minutes.
Checking

What’s the Banking Status in Your Area?

Economic Inclusion

How many households are unbanked or underbanked in your area? Find out in this interactive!
Checking

What If You Played the Lottery?

Texas Lottery

What are your chances of winning the Powerball? What are the potential financial pitfalls you could run into? Play this fun interactive to find out!
Financial Pitfalls

Have You Been Hacked?

NY Times

Another day, another headline about a major hack. This interactive will determine the probability that your personal information is for sale somewhere on the dark web.
Financial Pitfalls

Identity Theft Risk Assessment*

PNC Education Loan Center

This interactive quiz helps to spot vulnerabilities in how you manage your personal information. By protecting your information, it's harder for thieves to steal it!
Financial Pitfalls

Payday Loans Across the Nation

Next Gen Personal Finance

In this activity, students will navigate how states across the country regulate payday lending by comparing key details such as usage rate, maximum amounts, and term conditions.
Financial Pitfalls

Win the Powerball!

Los Angeles Times

Go ahead -- try your luckiest six numbers to see if you could be the next Powerball winner! There's no actual money on the line in this simulation, but the call to play is strong anyway!
Financial Pitfalls

Premiums and Worker Contributions Among Workers Covered by Employer-Sponsored Coverage, 1999-2016

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Use this interactive to explore the premiums and worker contributions over time.
Insurance

Compare Car Insurance Rates

NerdWallet

This interactive allows students to compare different car insurance policies and rates and determine what factors impact the rates they receive.
Insurance

Think You Can Beat The Stock Market?

Quartz

Think you've got what it takes to beat the stock market? Find out here.
Investing

Think You Can Pick Stocks?

Wall Street Journal

Pick stocks based on certain fundamental factors and this interactive will show you how the pick performed over the next ten years. Humbling!
Investing

Would You Trust A Robot To Make Investment Decisions?

Wealthfront

Answering a few simple questions can show you an optimal investment strategy.
Investing

S&P 500 Map

Finviz

This stunning visualization shows every company in the S&P 500 grouped by industry and paired with information about size and performance.
investing

Get Rich with Tech IPOs

Los Angeles Times

Could you predict when to buy and sell now famous tech stocks at the time of their IPO? Find out using this beat-the-market-style simulation.
Investing

Invest with STAX!

McKinney/NGPF

See the consequences of 20 years of investing decisions in just 20 minutes.
Investing

Risk Tolerance Assessment*

Wealthfront

How much risk are you willing to take when it comes to investing your money? And how does that impact your investing portfolio? Use this assessment to find out!
Investing

It Costs What?!*

Channel 13

The same purchase can cost four different amounts, depending on how you use your credit card. How much would you pay?
Managing Credit

FICO Score Simulator Sample

myFico

If you haven't gotten your official FICO score, you can estimate it yourself by taking this survey.
Managing Credit

Community Credit: A New Perspective on America's Communities

Federal Reserve Bank of New York

An interactive map that allows you to see how your state, and even your county, compares to others in the U.S. regarding credit economy, available credit, and credit quality.
Managing Credit

Cat Insanity

McKinney/NGPF

When it comes to debt, how do you get kids to care about things like interest rates, compounding and minimum payments?
Managing Credit

Which Colleges Help Low Income Students The Most?

ProPublica

Choosing a college? Enter school names to see how much financial support is available.
Paying for College

How Much Will Your College Actually Cost?

NY Times

How does your family income affect the cost of college? Find out here.
Paying for College

How Does Public College Tuition Compare to Household Income In Your State?

ProPublica

What percentage of household income will go to a college education, and how has that changed over the years? Enter a state or school to find out.
Paying for College

How Does Family Income Impact College-Going Rates?

NY Times

Family income obviously plays a part in determing college enrollment, but how much? Make your guess and see how close you come to reality.
Paying for College

Earnings by College Major

Hamilton Project

Before you pick a college major, find out what you can expect to earn over your lifetime.
Paying for College

Eight Questions to Ask Before Choosing a College

Wall Street Journal

Answering these eight questions will help you evaluate your college choices.
Paying for College

College Planning Calculator

Sallie Mae

Use the College Planning Calculator in this NGPF activity to project your four-year costs of attending college.
Paying for College

PAYBACK

McKinney/NGPF

PAYBACK simulation puts your students in the "driver's seat" as they make decisions to get to and through college
Paying for College

What Kind of Spender Are You?

Northwestern Mutual

Do you carefully save your money, or spend it before you make it? Find out.
Saving

Understanding Taxes: The HOWS of Taxes*

IRS

A series of 20 interactive exercises created by the IRS that gets students familiar with filling out various tax forms.
Taxes

Check Your Tax Rate from 1913-2012

Visual.ly

How much in taxes do you pay at various income levels? A historical comparison.
Taxes

What Interest Rate Are People Paying on Their Credit Cards?

NPR

How does the interest rate on your credit card compare to others? What's a good APR?
Types of Credit