New Monopoly Cards

This morning after reflecting on our Monopoly game of last night as well as some of the dynamics that we see in our current economy, I thought of adding the following cards to the Community Chest pile:

“Taxes are used to bail you out.  Collect $50 from each player, use to restore any mortgaged property you own, and keep any excess amount.  If the amount collected is not enough then restore remaining mortgaged properties at no cost.”

Or, perhaps:

“Free Bailout — Should you run out of cash, this card may be given to the bank in return for $1,500.”

Feel free and offer your own suggestions below.

4 thoughts on “New Monopoly Cards

  1. Pastor Jimmy

    Have you seen the new cashless monopoly game? Talk about our current economy. Monopoly used to be educational, now the kids don’t learn to do math manually, they learn to use a calculator. The only thing it’s teaches children now days is how to get into debit with a fancy calculator. That new cashless system may act like a debit card system but it can easily be confused by children as a credit card system.

    If it isn’t explained to the children that it is a debit card and not a credit card. That credit shouldn’t ever be used like a debt card. If that lesson isn’t taught by responsible adults. It isn’t taught by the game monopoly. It will lead to the next generation being even bigger debtors and more finically irresponsible than the previous generation. Just some food for thought from “Pastor Jimmy’s World”.

    I am proud that I have never gotten into debt. I was lucky to have a family that taught me finical responsibility. It’s about time the older generations teach the next generation and themselves about finical responsibility. Here is a few rules about finical responsibility to always remember.

    Rule number one don’t live above your means. Rule number two create a budget and stick with it. Rule number three only use credit when absolutely needed. Rule number four pay off your creditors as fast as you can, even if it means a tighter budget. Rule number five, try to save money in the present moment to buy something in the future. Always remember patient’s is a virtue, that benefits you in the long run.

  2. Rule 3. Credit is never necessary. (Maybe for a home, but see rule number one). Have 3, 6, or 12 money living expenses saved for emergencies.

    Rule 5. If you can’t afford it with cash, you can’t afford it with interest. Saving means collecting interest.

    Rule 6. have adequate insurance.

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