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“It doesn’t matter how much money you have, but the decisions you make with it.”

By Isaak Brown, Instructor  Most adults I know who’ve achieved some level of financial competency repeat one refrain over and over: I wish I had known this information when I was younger. But teenagers who are given financial information that has no current relevance to their lives have a reply […]


Game Theory students have ‘the talk’ with their parents about credit

By Jasper Smith, GTA Instructor   I thoroughly enjoy teaching the students about money and predatory financial products because I know that our formal education system doesn’t teach such lessons. It’s not uncommon that many of my students don’t have a bank account and also happen to know someone (generally a close […]


GTA is hiring: Economics Educator (part-time/evenings)

Game Theory Academy (GTA) is recruiting two new Instructors in 2017 to deliver GTA’s innovative financial decision-making curriculum to low-income youth in Oakland and Richmond. A qualified candidate must demonstrate an aptitude for microeconomics, as that forms the basis of our innovative curriculum, and a passion for money management. Our current […]


“I wish I had learned this when…”

Candy Pareja, GTA Instructor   I frequently find myself reflecting back on financial decisions and mistakes I have made along the way and wished that school had taught me how to budget or how to calculate an APR instead of the Pythagorean theorem. It sometimes made me question the value of […]