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Credit Unions Help Students Learn Finances

November 30th, 2023 by WCBC Radio

Local credit unions came together recently to assist teachers and parents with increasing financial literacy among their high school students.  The Maryland/DC Credit Union Association and its Western Maryland Chapter created a Financial Reality Fair for students enrolled in Personal Finance classes in Allegany County.  The Fair serves as a unique opportunity for students to experience the financial challenges of career choices, living on a specific salary and paying for basics including housing, utilities, transportation, and food. A simulation allowed students to see how choices they made affected their budget.