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North Mason students get help budgeting

A Financial Reality Fair for North Mason High students is today in two sessions from 8 to 10:30 a.m.

Before the event, students will download an app on their phone or borrow a device that has the program.

"Teens are given a fictional occupation, salary, credit score, spouse and a child, student loan debt, credit card debt and medical insurance payments. The teens then walk around to various table-top stations to 'purchase' housing, transportation, food, clothing and other needs. Fortunately, the game also includes a 'credit union' to help with their financial needs," Julie Barfield, M.Ed., Fin...


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