Can gamification help teach personal finance?

Every month, a new survey seems to come out showing how woefully ignorant most Americans are when it comes to personal finance and the stock market. Most recently, 8 in 10 adult respondents drew a blank when asked to explain what a bonus is. while seven in 10 wavered on the definition of a hedge fund despite confidently saying they knew of it in large numbers.

Amid a widespread lack of financial and investment education, the internet has long been a primary place for many to educate themselves; According to the results of Investopedia’s annual financial education survey, Gen Z is increasingly using YouTube (45%) and TikTok (30%). %) to learn about investing, while millennials search the internet (47%) and YouTube (40%).

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