We review their iPhone app
The Rich Dad, Poor Dad Financial App
by Paige Estigarribia
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The Dollar Stretcher was sent a promotional code for the Rich Dad Poor Dad powered by Clutch Learning interative app to facilitate this review. The Dollar Stretcher received no compensation for this review. All opinions expressed are those of the author.
The Rich Dad Poor Dad financial learning series has been providing financial information and advice for years. So when we were contacted about reviewing the new Rich Dad interactive app, powered by Clutch Learning, we were excited to give it a try. The app proved to be an interactive and interesting way to learn and understand financial principles. So what did we think?
How Does The App Work?
Once the app is downloaded onto your device, you can begin moving through the different lessons. There is an introduction, plus 7 different lessons all dealing with different financial concepts. You move through the interactive sections, as you would go through successive chapters in a book, and once you finish the different sections, you can revisit them to review concepts or finish activities.
What We Liked
We love the fact that this is engaging and entertaining! We actually downloaded the app on an iPad and began to move right through the introduction, then topics and activities. There are short paragraphs of text to read, options to read more on topics, graphics that go along with short talking squences like a movie, animated examples, and even little question/answer reviews to make sure that you understand concepts. This app is perfect for increasing financial literacy for those folks that just aren't inclined or in the mood to read a book, yet still want to know more about money. Because of the variety of features within the app, it can appeal to different age groups, too! The app utilizes different learning styles, including great visual graphics and sounds, to really reach the user and increase their understanding of several financial concepts. There is even the option to share what you are learning on social media! Plus we really like the portablility of the information as it is contained in the app - it can be on your iphone or iPad, whichever you find yourself using the most! We also like how you can review concepts anytime, and whenever you need additional understanding, just by going to that concept again.
Things to Think about Before You Purchase
We wish with that it wasn't just limited to iTunes for Apple devices. Right now, only those with an Apple device can enjoy and learn from the app. You would also want to be sure that if you are in relatively quiet area (or an area where you don't want to disturb others) that you have a pair of earbuds or earphones handy, so that you can get the full benefit of the app's sound without disturbing others.
Overall, we think this app is a great addition to the Rich Dad Poor Dad series. It gives users who may not necessarily want to read a book, or listen to audio, a great new, and interactive, alternative to learning about some financial concepts. The app costs $4.99 in the iTunes App Store, and for that, you get 7 interactive sections on Rich Dad financial concepts.
Paige Estigarribia is a writer for The Dollar Stretcher who enjoys writing about food, frugal living, and money-saving tips. Visit Paige on Google+.
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