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Mad City Money™
• 2.5 hour budgeting simulation for teens
• Created by the Credit Union National
  Association
• Art selec...
After the introduction…
• “This might be fun…”
• “Hmm. Not a typical boring lecture.”
• “I’m going to have to participate ...
Entering the future…
• “I’m making BIG $$$...let’s go shopping!”
• “2 incomes means a big house!”
• “Where do a get a new ...
Gotta Eat!      Groceries
Fun Stuff       Vacations & entertainment
My Closet       Clothing
Really Realty   Housing




 ...
Enter the Fickle Finger of Fate




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15 minutes into the future…
• “Adults have a lot of responsibilities.”
• “Life is expensive!”
• “These are some hard choic...
See Credit Union for help




60 minutes into the future…
• “Now I know why my parents don’t buy me
  everything I want.”
...
“How long did your money last???”




          After the debrief
• “I can budget my butt off—it isn’t so hard!”
• “Buy th...
Program in a box
Ready to use materials on a disc
• Complete facilitator guide
• Ready to print
    Participant handouts (...
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You provide
• Checkbooks and registers
• Prework materials
• Printed materials
• 11 volunteers: Credit Union, Fickle
  Fin...
Works with 25 to 200+ teens




                Benefits
• Credit union branded as “place to go for
  services and help”
•...
We take money
       seriously, but that
       doesn’t mean
       learning about it
       can’t be fun.
       Lin Stan...
To order
• Visit finlit.cuna.org
• Enter #27732 in the product finder or Mad
  City Money in the search box




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  2. 2. Mad City Money™ • 2.5 hour budgeting simulation for teens • Created by the Credit Union National Association • Art selected by teenagers • Design tested with 4-H and Money Conference students You’ve just been given a new identity in the future. Your challenge? • Shop for housing, food and clothing • Buy a new car, furniture and electronics. • Purchase food and entertainment. Welcome to Mad City! 2
  3. 3. After the introduction… • “This might be fun…” • “Hmm. Not a typical boring lecture.” • “I’m going to have to participate and take risks!” 3
  4. 4. Entering the future… • “I’m making BIG $$$...let’s go shopping!” • “2 incomes means a big house!” • “Where do a get a new truck?” 4
  5. 5. Gotta Eat! Groceries Fun Stuff Vacations & entertainment My Closet Clothing Really Realty Housing Big Wheels Transportation Home Stuff Furniture Kid Care Day care & clothes Mad City Mall Electronics 5
  6. 6. Enter the Fickle Finger of Fate 6
  7. 7. 15 minutes into the future… • “Adults have a lot of responsibilities.” • “Life is expensive!” • “These are some hard choices.” 7
  8. 8. See Credit Union for help 60 minutes into the future… • “Now I know why my parents don’t buy me everything I want.” • “I can’t afford a big house and a new car and feed my family.” • “Life happens and I need to be prepared.” 8
  9. 9. “How long did your money last???” After the debrief • “I can budget my butt off—it isn’t so hard!” • “Buy things I need first, then what I want.” • “I’ll come to the credit union if I need help.” • “I want to learn how to manage my money so I don’t get in trouble.” 9
  10. 10. Program in a box Ready to use materials on a disc • Complete facilitator guide • Ready to print Participant handouts (and prework) Merchant information Marketing materials 10
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  15. 15. You provide • Checkbooks and registers • Prework materials • Printed materials • 11 volunteers: Credit Union, Fickle Finger of Fate, 8 merchants (for 25-30 students) • Teenagers • Treats and giveaways Merchants and Teens? • Use your board members, PTA, community groups as merchant volunteers • Find teens at schools, places of worship, scouts, camps 15
  16. 16. Works with 25 to 200+ teens Benefits • Credit union branded as “place to go for services and help” • Creates potential need for more financial education based on student desire to learn • Can be used with large or small groups of students • Offer during or after school, nights or weekends 16
  17. 17. We take money seriously, but that doesn’t mean learning about it can’t be fun. Lin Standke Questions? Need help! Share ideas. Lin Standke, DE, CCUFC Manger of Youth Programs CUNA 608-231-4049 800-356-9655, ext. 4049 lstandke@cuna.coop 17
  18. 18. To order • Visit finlit.cuna.org • Enter #27732 in the product finder or Mad City Money in the search box 18

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