Addressing financial literacy issues via board games

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After studying abroad in Costa Rica and expanding my cross-cultural skills, I had an interest in expanding upon the initial business plan I created through my study abroad experience. From that experience, I came up with a business plan where I created a board game company called "Students helping Students." Based on my idea, Students helping Students is a company that uses student's experiences to create board games for different countries across the globe. Through my thesis, a board game to address financial education topics was created. The board game for my research was created for both domestically in the United States and internationally in Costa Rica. There were two designated groups of middle school teachers to provide me with feedback on my game. The questions I am looking to answer through my research and through the teachers' evaluations of my game are "At what age is the best to teach financial literacy and how do children at this age learn best?"