Maine's Credit Unions are making moves to educate Maine's high schoolers about their money. With Financial Fitness Fairs, Maine's Credit Unions are teaching students about responsible money management.
At the fairs, students go through a scenario of life in their 20s. They've just graduated from college, they have a job, and have to create a budget for housing, food, clothing, transportation, and so on.
Don't you wish you learned this stuff in high school?
Learning how to budget before stepping foot into the real world gives students a real head start. Financial Fitness Fairs show the true cost of a fancy new sports car or city-apartment living. It's eye-opening! Here's a look at one of the fairs at Cony High School.