Review of CashCrunch Careers from CashCrunch Games

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 Our 17-year-old son, our 15-year-old daughter, my husband and I all took the CashCrunch Careers survey from CashCrunch Games.  Even though our son and daugther already basically know what they want to do with the rest of their lives, I felt they would benefit from this opportunity for career exploration.  The opportunity to look at what colleges are looking for plus examining their own strengths and weaknesses would be productive as well.  Because my husband is nearing retirement from the military, we felt this would be a useful tool for him to utilize as well.  Because I am looking at possibly making a change once our daughter graduates in a few years, I felt I should also take this survey.

CashCrunch Games offers a variety of games. Blog posts, podcasts and more to help teach money habits.  Paul Vasey, the founder of CashCruch Games, holds a Business degree from Nottingham Trent University.  After being a teacher for some years, he decided to put his talk into practice to make a difference.  “Play our games and make the mistakes in a virtual world where the games can be restarted, and the environment is fun and nonintimidating.” displays prominently on their “About Us” page.

The CashCrunch Careers survey aims to simplify the process of finding a career.  The survey takes about 10 – 15 minutes to complete and consists of a series of questions where the participant selects one or the other of the choices.  Once completed, the system matches you with careers which best match your work styles and attributes and generates a comprehensive report.

The one problem that all the members of our family had was the difficulty in making selections.  We felt like either the choices were so very similar that making a decision difficult.  Or, the selections did not really reflect who we were personally.  My husband and son both expressed the same frustration.  Because they both have a reasonably good idea of where they want to go in the future, I was not too concerned about them doing the survey.  For myself, I merely wanted to do the survey just to see what the system would generate.  Our son stated how people are not black and white, so basing an assessment on such a formula seems to be really lacking something.

The Career Reports are broken down into four sections:  Career Work Styles, Motivators & De-motivators, Career Attributes, and Matching Jobs.  For the Career Work Styles, I found myself questioning the results.  It said I thrive in team environments, but that is only true if the team I am working with is competent.  Otherwise, I definitely prefer to work alone.  When it came to the Motivators & De-Motivators, I felt like the list was pretty accurate.

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When we began reading the actual reports, the three of us felt like the results were reasonably appropriate based on who we are for the first three sections.  However, when we got to the final part about  career suggestions we were disappointed.

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As my two children began to examine their selections, we were baffled by the lists.  Both of our children want to go into fields in the arts, but neither one of them received anything in the arts.  Our son wants to do something in music, while our daughter wants to go into the graphic novel industry.  So we were really disappointed in the actual career suggestions.  The videos included in the CashCrunch Careers section leave a lot to be desired.  They appear to be dated and disappointing given the quality of today’s videos.  I feel today’s youth will be unimpressed by the videos.

While the first three sections provide excellent information, the last one really disappointed our family.  However, we believe improvments may be made.  If only for the information provided from the first three sections and then ability to examine careers of our own choosing, this product definitely was worth reviewing.

You can find CashCrunch Games on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/721791248014409/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/CashCrunchGames @cashcrunchgames
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/cashcrunchgames/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cashcrunchgames/ @cashcrunchgames
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/FortuneAndVenture

So check out the CashCrunch Careers survey from CashCrunch Games. for yourself.  If you would like to read reviews by other members of the Home School Review Crew, click here or on the graphic below.

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Tasty Tuesdays for October 9, 2018

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For this installment of Tasty Tuesdays, instead of focusing on meals my husband or myself prepared, I am going to highlight our two oldest children (both sons).  Our second child and second son makes a fantastic curry, and every once in a while, I ask him to fix it for our family.  It is something he does fantastic cooking.  Yesterday he prepared his curry for us.  Only this time, he did a few things differently (and because he prefers to not be in photos, I am going to have to write about it rather than show you pictures).  This time, he added freshly grated ginger root and 2 freshly grated apples.  Also, he added soy sauce, ketchup, and a few other miscellaneous ingredients along with the two boxes of Mild Curry Mix we bought at the store.

I have to say it turned out fantastic.  Our son began cooking the meal in the morning, so it simmered for a good portion of the day.  Our house smelled incredible, and he kept us laughing for most of the day…  The end result was incredible.  The only disappointment was the lack of leftovers.  Because he is also my son who loves noodles, he served it over noodles.  I have to say the meal was a complete success.

Today our oldest son and I had to go out and do some errands since he did not have to work.  So while we were out, we picked up some London broil so he could try out the new dehydrator he bought a few weeks ago.  He broke out the soy sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and other seasonings and began marinading the meat.  So here are some pictures of that.

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I can not wait to try this.  Now it will marinade overnight, and then tomorrow, my son will continue the process.  I will be back to post more pictures.

So what is going on in your world?  I would love to hear from you.  If you would like to read what other members of the Home School Review Crew are blogging about, click here or on the graphic below.

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