This game-based interactive gives students the chance to learn about costs and benefits, the cost of college, and potential lifetime earnings.

Key Concepts

Cost/Benefit Analysis, Decision Making, Economic Freedom, Opportunity Cost, Benefit, Costs, Interest, Savers

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