This series includes five comphensive software titles that help teach your students or clients the ins and outs of living on their own. The single license version of the complete set is $240.00; a 5-computer license, $480.00; and a building license, $840.00.
Each CD can be purchased individually: Single license, $80.00; a 5-computer license, $160.00; and a building license, $280.00. Copyright 2009. Titles of the series are:
- Cars – You get all the “Dollars & Sense” activities, plus “The Auto Store,” a simulation in which students will shop at four dealerships, compare the costs of leasing and buying, compare financing, and meet the loan officers to complete their loan. They’ll also compare insurance rates at four agencies
- Clothing – Includes all the “Dollars & Sense” activities, plus “Fads & Fashion,” a simulation in which students will view clothing in a variety of stores and buy what fits their needs, tastes, and budget. As they shop, the program will create a summary of what they bought in each store, what it cost (including sales tax), and whether they paid with cash or credit.
- Food – Includes all the “Dollars & Sense” activities, plus “Eating Smart,” a simulation in which students must eat three meals a day over a one-week period. They can eat at home or at dozens of restaurants from fast food to fine dining and stay within their budget or they’ll find some surprises along the way.
- Housing – Includes all the “Dollars & Sense” activities, plus “For Rent” and “For Sale,” simulations where your students will learn what it takes to buy or rent a place of their own. They’ll view available properties, compare financing, and shop for homeowner’s insurance. When they’ve made their choices, they’ll close the deal by signing the lease or the mortgage.
- Insurance – Includes all the “Dollars & Sense” activities, plus “Getting Covered,” a simulation in which students have to choose the correct types of insurance for the real-life scenario they’re assigned. Will they buy the right protection for the emergencies they’ll be facing?