Program Instructional Guide Now Available for “A Day at Dollar General: Learn While Shopping”

Online games. Shopping at a store. It sounds more like a typical Saturday afternoon of fun rather than a lesson in financial literacy. But NCFL and the Dollar General Foundation are proving that it can be both.

Reports such as “The Financial Literacy of Young American Adults: Results of the 2008 National Jump$start Coalition Survey of High School Seniors and College Students,” have found that interactive games help stimulate the interest of minors in investment-related personal finance topics.

That’s why NCFL and Dollar General Literacy Foundation have teamed up to teach families the value of financial responsibility through “A Day at Dollar General: Learn While Shopping.” The interactive online game recreates the experience of shopping in a real store and encourages children to learn while shopping.

It is tailored to families and children, providing them with a fun and interactive game that teaches good spending habits.

Families can complete the game in their homes or as part of a family-focused learning program, giving parents a way to develop a deeper understanding of their own finances and share engaging lessons on smart money management with their children.

Additionally, an accompanying Program Instructional Guide that features specific financial literacy lessons and intergenerational activities that parents can engage in with their children is available for download. A limited number of printed program guides also are available for free with just a $6 shipping and handling charge.  Download and order form links can be found at