- You’re facing a classroom of fully engaged teenagers
- Your students progress more in a few days than they did last semester
- Your students are eager to share what they’ve learned
Imagine that your students always remember that it was you who taught them about the real world of money.
All of this seems impossible, right?
Well, let’s have other teachers tell you what is happening every day:
“I saw them get extremely engrossed in this and get really excited… They said they knew this could make a real difference in their lives – the things they learn through it. As a teacher that was fantastic for me.”
Economics Teacher, King High School, Corpus Christi, TX
“I was concerned that my students would have difficulty with some of the concepts introduced in the game since I had not yet covered them in class. But it was quite the opposite. After playing the game, they wanted to know more about these subjects. They couldn’t wait to learn about Bonds, Mutual Funds and especially Insurance!”
Gwendolyn Garrett Joly
Teacher, Harlem Renaissance High School
“I was not sure at first that my students would take to the game. But when money was involved, they became self-motivated and pretty savvy. This game is like Monopoly and Life and finance all in one. The learning curve was fast and once you knew how to play, it became addicting and fun.”
Economics Teacher, Harlem Renaissance High School, NY
These teachers have all played Nest Egg, the Award Winning Simulation that Teaches Financial Literacy, Applied Mathematics, and Team Skills
Why is Nest Egg so engaging?
It’s a Game
Nest Egg looks like a board game. It has all of the elements of a great board game: strategy, paper money, dice, cards, and more.
Teenagers love playing games; they get wrapped up in the competition. So students will focus immediately, first on how to play the game, and then on how to win it.
It will surprise you to see just how much your students love unplugging from the electronic world for a little while by playing an “old school” board game with their friends.
It’s a Simulation
Nest Egg is so much more than just a game. Nest Egg is a comprehensive and advanced simulation of real finance. It’s a better way to teach money skills.
In order to win the simulation, your students will learn to make educated, real world choices using cash, credit cards, mortgages, life insurance, disability and property insurance, stock and bond mutual funds, 401(k)s, and more.
It’s All About Money
Students want their own money. They want to learn how to make it, how to protect it, how to grow it. Teenagers really enjoy the chance to make the kind of “grown up” decisions that adults are always making for them.
“This experience should better prepare them for the real game of life.”
Professor H. Swint Friday
Finance Department, Texas A&M University CC
Why do students progress so quickly with Nest Egg?
Students Learn By Doing
The impact of experiential learning is undeniable. For example, a study conducted by Accenture Ltd. suggests that those who learn by doing are able to retain 75% of the information taught, compared with a 5% retention rate from hearing a lecture or 10% from reading the material.
That is the tremendous advantage offered by Nest Egg, players learn by doing.
The world’s most innovative corporations, universities and high schools are turning to simulations to meet their educational needs.
Students will progress quickly playing Nest Egg – because learning is embedded in the game. Students will problem solve, do math, read, and learn long term financial planning. But, they don’t notice that they’re learning. They’re simply too busy trying to win the game.
In the end, students will progress as they never have before, because they are engaged as never before. Therefore, they are motivated to learn as never before.
“I enjoyed playing this game and also took in a lot of information that I didn’t know about like equities, bonds, mutual funds, debts, mortgages and insurance. Usually students would learn about these things in a classroom with a teacher and taking notes, and sometimes it can be a lot of information to obtain from one person. But playing this game makes it a lot easier to learn this information and it’s fun.”
Grade 10 Student, Harlem, NY
“The most important thing I learned from this game was that it makes you think about how you want to spend your money and at the same time its helping you make good decisions.”
Grade 10 Student, Harlem, NY
Why do students enthusiastically share what they’ve learned?
Students Like to Talk About Games
Your students will continue discussing Nest Egg long after class is over. Because they’re engaged by the competition, they’ll share winning strategies with each other. They’ll talk about how someone else in class lost everything in the game, because they left themselves vulnerable to a surprising life event. The Nest Egg simulation is full of dramatic twists and turns, such as the birth of twins, the loss of a spouse, disabling accidents and shifting market conditions, just like real life.
Students Become Interested in the Real World of Money
After playing Nest Egg, teenagers begin to ask their parents educated questions about how their own family finances are managed. They will share stories with their families of how they won or lost the game. They will discuss the smart moves that made them money, or the mistakes that left them penniless. Students will recognize the real financial challenges faced by their friends and family, because they’ve experienced these same challenges while playing Nest Egg. Teens really will begin to talk like financial professionals.
“My fellow classmates and I were really engaged in the game. Everyone was determined to reach their goal which was having $400,000 by the age of 60. Nest Egg is a game that can be applied to the real world. This game should be played in other schools because it shows how to save money and be financially independent.”
Grade 11 Student, Harlem, NY
“I learned I don’t know much about money, and life doesn’t get easier after high school. But, I also learned what to do better next time.”
King High School Senior, Corpus Christi, TX
“Nest Egg is financial literacy explained in an enjoyable way. The detailed examples will definitely help me both in lesson planning and in my personal financial situation, too.”
Teacher, Czech Republic
Your students will remember playing Nest Egg. They will apply what it teaches, and their financial behavior will be permanently changed.
Who is behind the development of Nest Egg?
This board game is the result of a close partnership formed by a university professor, a lifelong professional educator, and a professional financial counselor who has attended, and completed, Dave Ramsey’s Counselor Training.* Nest Egg is the culmination of decades of classroom experience teaching personal finance. This advanced simulation has been developed and perfected over the course of the last eight years.
*Completion of Dave Ramsey’s Counselor Training does not create an employment or an agency relationship, or give any Counselor the right to speak for or bind Dave Ramsey or his company, The Lampo Group, Inc., nor does it constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Dave Ramsey.
You may have already heard positive profiles about Nest Egg on American Public Media’s Marketplace Money Radio, or Voice of America Radio, or on your local N.P.R. station. We are also proud to announce that Nest Egg has earned the 2012 Best Practices in Financial Literacy Award from the National Financial Educators Council, in the gaming category. Nest Egg has also been listed by the Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy in their Clearinghouse of Educational Resources.
What do students learn from Nest Egg?
- To set and accomplish short term and long term goals.
- To live within a budget, to invest, and to save for the future.
- To pay off and avoid credit card debt.
- To evaluate appropriate life, disability, and property insurance coverage.
- To manage a balanced and diversified investment portfolio.
“I learned that you need to pay off your credit and mortgage and have insurances cause that can affect your cash flow. I recommend this game to other schools because it’s a great and fun way of learning financial stability.”
Grade 10 Student, Harlem, NY
“The most challenging part was when I had to make decisions to invest in stock because the market just might drop. The most important thing I learned in playing Nest Egg is always to buy insurance! Overall I would highly recommend that this game be played in schools because it prepares you for the future you.”
Grade 10 Student, Harlem, NY
Why do teachers love Nest Egg?
- This program for teachers has a measurable long term impact on students’ financial knowledge and behavior
- It can be played by beginners, and yet still challenge your most advanced students
- Nest Egg can be used as the foundation of your financial literacy program, or it can be used to support your existing curriculum
- Nest Egg can be used to fulfill state financial literacy requirements in your classroom
- Nest Egg is the creative and innovative way to engage and inspire hard-to-reach students
- NestEgg.Org is happy to accept purchase orders from established institutions
Nest Egg has been successfully implemented by high schools, including schools who serve “at risk” student bodies. However, it has also been used by universities, MBA programs, and even by working financial professionals.
How many students can play at once?
Each game board can be used by up to 4 students at one time, and this enables individual student performance evaluation. Each game board can be used by up to 12 students at a time when playing in teams. In team play, evaluations are made on the overall performance of each team.
Is Nest Egg is right for you?
We think so. In fact, Nest Egg is for everyone from 12 to 100 years old. You don’t need to know finance to be able to play it, or to be able to teach it. You only need to learn the rules of the game. You, and your students, will learn finance simply by playing.
To make getting started simple, every Nest Egg board game includes access to our exclusive Easy Start Program. This audio and graphics program, narrated by a professional educator, automatically takes you step-by-step through your first couple of Nest Egg games. It’s like having one of our experienced financial educators in the room with you as you learn to play. Here is a brief sample:
“Feedback from the students was that the game was fun and taught them a few things they hadn’t considered. Playing with them listening to the CD instructions was valuable, as I think that’s where much of their learning was delivered… One student liked the game so much that he wanted to play more, and asked if he could keep the ‘trial version.’”
John Frater, Adjunct Professor
28¢ Per Student Invested Now,
Will save them a lot of money later:
Players will enjoy real world financial benefits from this simulation, as they:
- Learn live within a budget and to design and follow a personal savings plan. Research has shown that this step alone will help your student save an average of $664,000.00 over the course of their working life.
From: Lusardi, Mitchell (2005), Financial Literacy and Planning: Implications for Wellbeing
- Learn the same sound investment principles that financial experts teach in seminars costing $3,000.00 to $5,000.00 per person.
- Learn to save $1,000.00’s of dollars by learning to avoid predatory lenders and high interest debt
- Other financial literacy programs cost hundreds of dollars per student, while “budget” programs cost a minimum of $10 to $5 dollars per student
Compare the numbers above with Nest Egg’s price per student of just 28¢, if you purchase Nest Egg TODAY.
Why is the price per student just 28¢ if you order Nest Egg now?
Well, if you have 72 students playing Nest Egg, per game, per semester, you will reach 432 students over the course of 6 semesters. Doing this is easy if you:
- Play Nest Egg with 4 teams of 3 students each, per game, at a time. (12 students per game is the number we recommend when people play their first 2 games)
- If you let 6 different groups of 12 students play with one game over one semester
- If you use the same game for 6 semesters (We’ll ensure your game lasts for 6 semesters. If any playing cards are ever damaged, send them back to us and we will replace them, for free, for three years.)
The regular price of our simulation for schools is $187 per game, plus $12 shipping. However, in our mission to help as many students as possible, Nest Egg is currently offering a discount of 27% off, until April 30, 2013. Right now each Nest Egg game is only $137, plus $12 shipping.
All orders will ship within two business days, as a part of this limited special offer.
Do We Stand Behind Nest Egg?
Absolutely. Every Nest Egg purchase comes with 30 day satisfaction guarantee. If Nest Egg fails to meet your needs or expectations, for any reason, return the game to us (in complete and reasonable condition, within 30 days of purchase) and KFP Nest Egg, LLC will refund your full investment, less the $12 cost of shipping.
Also, for the first three years, if any of your Nest Egg cards are ever damaged, simply return them to us and we will replace them with new ones at no charge.
How Can We Offer a 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee?
- We know that Nest Egg works, and that educators agree.
- Nest Egg has been tested, refined, and re-tested many times, and used by thousands of players internationally.
- Nest Egg has been in development for over 8 years by professionals in education and finance
- Our team of financial literacy experts is available to you should you ever have questions
Why Invest in Nest Egg Today?
Nest Egg is the innovative tool for improving financial literacy in your classroom. You’ll motivate and engage your students. They’ll improve their math, reading, critical thinking and teambuilding skills, as they learn personal finance. All of this happens while playing a game that is creative, unique, and fun.
What do you get when you order now?
- An incredible teaching tool
- A very low price per student
- Free damaged card replacement for 3 years
- 30 Day money back guarantee
- Priority shipping (Your game will arrive in 3 to 5 days if you order today.)
Save Even More:
In addition to our current sale price, educators who invest in Nest Egg this semester will receive 2 years of free updates to our Easy Start Program.
Want us to pay for the shipping? We will. Just order two or more Nest Egg games this semester and we’ll cover the cost of shipping. That’s a savings of $12.00 per game ordered.
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