Financial Fun! Mint.com Launches ‘Quest for Money'
Free Online Game Helps Middle School Students Learn Fiscal
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Developing good money management skills just got a little more fun with
Mint.com's new online "Quest for Money" game.
The online game provides free tools to help middle school students learn
essential and long-lasting personal finance skills and is part of Intuit
Inc.'s (Nasdaq:INTU) financial literacy program, announced in December.
"Historically, learning about money felt like a chore. If we want the
next generation to make better financial decisions, something has to
change," said Aaron Patzer, general manager and vice president of Intuit
Personal Finance Group and founder of Mint.com. "In combining online
gaming with relatable real-life money scenarios — such as buying a new
computer or going to a concert — we're teaching middle schoolers the
essentials of personal finance in a way that makes sense to them."
Mint and Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and
media company, designed "Quest for Money" as a fun way for young people
to learn about money management strategies like earning and saving
money, and budgeting to meet specific financial goals. The game
challenges players with questions about money, shopping and saving —
rewarding them for smart choices and correct answers.
"By emphasizing the importance of money managing, budgeting and setting
goals, we're connecting math to everyday life, making it relevant to
students and giving parents and teachers a fun way to instill financial
responsibility at home and in the classroom," continued Patzer. "And by
tying the lessons to math standards, we're making it easy for teachers
to weave money management into their current curriculum."
In addition to the "Quest for Money" game, Mint's financial literacy
program provides teachers with lesson plans and online resources, and
parents with family activities and worksheets that can be used at home.
The materials teach students about commonly used personal finance terms
and explain complicated concepts, such as compound interest, with
everyday scenarios and easy-to-understand language.
To play the new game, download lesson plans and find financial education
information, visit: http://www.mint.com/education.
Materials also are available online for teachers at www.scholastic.com/mint
and will be distributed in 30,000 classrooms nationwide this year.
Mint.com is a leading online personal finance software service from
Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU), providing almost 5 million users a fresh,
easy and intelligent way to manage their money. And it's free. Launched
in September 2007, Mint.com has quickly grown to track nearly $200
billion in transactions and $50 billion in assets and has identified
more than $300 million in potential savings for its users. Mint.com's
innovation is in applying advanced technology to deliver breakthrough
ease-of-use. Using patent-pending technology and proprietary algorithms,
Mint.com allows users to see all their financial accounts in one place,
makes it easy to set and keep to budgets, and helps identify
money-saving ideas. Mint.com is so effective that more than 90 percent
of users say they have changed their financial habits as a result of
using the service. For more information on Mint.com's free online
personal finance service, please visit http://www.mint.com
and follow Mint.com on Twitter: www.twitter.com/mint.
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. is a leading provider of business and financial management
solutions for small and mid-sized businesses; financial institutions,
including banks and credit unions; consumers and accounting
professionals. Its flagship products and services, including
QuickBooks®, Quicken® and TurboTax®, simplify small business management
and payroll processing, personal finance, and tax preparation and
filing. ProSeries® and Lacerte® are Intuit's leading tax preparation
offerings for professional accountants. Intuit Financial Services helps
banks and credit unions grow by providing on-demand solutions and
services that make it easier for consumers and businesses to manage
Founded in 1983, Intuit had annual revenue of $3.5 billion in its fiscal
year 2010. The company has approximately 7,700 employees with major
offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, India and
other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
Atomic PR for Intuit Personal Finance
Jennifer Parson, 415-593-1400
Source: Intuit Inc.
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