Spent is a game developed by a charitable organization that aims to help people experiencing homelessness. The game is designed to simulate the experience of living on a low income and making difficult financial decisions, such as choosing between paying for rent or medical expenses. The goal of the game is to help players understand the challenges low-income families and individuals face, and to increase awareness of poverty and homelessness. The game is intended to be used in education. The game can be played in the browser, but is also available for iOS and Android.
The game can be used in personal finance curriculum. Typically, students will play the game a few rounds because they believe they can beat the game by making better decisions. This way, students get an idea of how expensive it is to be poor.