This interactive tool is a part of the online personal finance game, Gen i Revolution. This is one of the fifteen "Missions" available within the online game. This Mission takes about 30 minutes to complete. To sign up to play the game, you'll need to register for an account on the Gen i Revolution web site.

In Mission 13, students advise Markos on the best way to weather the crash of the scholarship fund.

This mission is from the Gen i Revolution created by the Council for Economic Education. Learn more about these missions and view a listing of all missions available.

Key Concepts

Federal Reserve Structure, Stock Market, Tools of the Federal Reserve, Monetary Policy, Federal Reserve


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