While I am not a proponent of encouraging students to spend even more time playing games online, even I might be convinced by what these guys have come up with. EverFi is an online financial literacy education platform/game that is designed to teach Generation Y about being financially responsible. From CNN:
EverFi offers a five-hour series of Web tutorials that let students explore real-world settings, from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to a used-car dealership, while absorbing lessons about saving money, earning interest and managing debt. As students acquire new skills, the software encourages them to play a SimCity-style game in which they control characters’ spending habits, reaping the rewards of good choices and suffering the consequences of bad ones.