How I Use It
I love using this app for Economics. Kids have a very difficult time actually processing the reality of living on their own and making smart financial decisions. This app gives them a chance to actually experiment, make decisions, and figure out how to survive. I have assigned this as homework, and I have also given them time in a computer lab to play. The best part of this game is that it does not require loads of time to be useful. Most kids finish a round in 15 - 20 minutes.
Overall, I love this game. Finding supplemental materials for Economics is so difficult. The best part about Spent is that kids actually enjoy the game. Mine are competing against each other to see who can end the month with the most money.