Mortgages – we need them but we don’t really want them when it’s time to pay. This is why we have to be financially literate about this matter. It’s a big responsibility that no one can escape if one has decided to become an ” adult.” Depending on your loan term, it’s something that we have to deal with for a long time, so it’s much better to be fully prepared.
In my internet quest to find out more about the subject, I came across this site which educates people about anything that’s related to home mortgages. Anything you wanted to know about calculating your mortgage, refinancing an existing loan, getting advice on improving one’s credit and other important info are on the site.
While loan payments are something that parents like me worry about, I was surprised that mortgagecalculator.org has a games page that I can share with my tween daughter as well. It’s such a cool idea to let her have fun while learning about handling finances and managing a business through the games.
You see, It can be challenging for parents to teach their kids how to manage their money in the digital age when they have short attention spans and are distracted with lots of things. I love that by playing the games, kids can have an idea about applying financial theories with the best possible simulation.
There are money games where the children are taught how to count $$ bills and give change. They can pretend to run a restaurant or buy and sell real estate properties. There are even Office Politics Games where they are taught the basics of team building and conflict resolution.
Software development games introduce children to programming and coding which are helpful when they study for the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) strand in high school.
The category of Other Fun Games consist of waste recycling games like Twin The Bin and Sort The Trash. I had fun doing Cooking Mahjong since whipping up dishes in the kitchen is my hobby (or task) in real life. Working under a time limit, I select individual ingredients that make up a recipe. You have to complete 25 stages, which I failed to do.
So on to the next game….
Pizza Cafe is a restaurant simulation game where the player acts as the server preparing the order of each customer. You must give them their pizza on time or they will leave. Panic starts when a lot of diners come in but you have to keep calm under pressure. Don’t give someone who ordered pepperoni pizza an all-cheese one!
I ended up playing most of the games since my daughter became busy drawing. But this just goes to show that the games suit people of all ages. Even though am not a kid anymore, I found it a fun way to spend time and it did relieve me of some stress.
What I found impressive was that the pages loaded fast without a hassle. There were also no annoying ads and since it’s browser-based, I don’t have to download an app. Am definitely going back to the site for more!