Altura Credit Union Helps Students Understand How to Make Financial Decisions
(Riverside, Calif.) Jan. 16, 2018 – Dozens of San Jacinto High School students got a glimpse into the financial realities of adult life recently when they participated in a “Bite of Reality,” an interactive program designed for teens. Four volunteers from Altura Credit Union as well as from other Inland Empire credit unions staffed the event.
Bite of Reality gives teens the opportunity to make financial decisions and to develop a better understanding of the challenges of living on a budget. Each student was given a fictional occupation, salary, spouse and family, student loan debt, credit card debt, and medical insurance payments. The teens then visit stations in the simulation to “purchase” housing, transportation, food, clothing, household necessities, day care, and other needs. The program also includes a credit union to help with their financial needs.
Altura Credit Union employees, in the blue t-shirts, were among the volunteers for the “Bite of Reality” interactive financial education program held for San Jacinto High School students recently. The program gives teens a glimpse into the financial realities of the adult world and is designed to help them learn how to better manage their finances.