Travis Credit Union Offers Free Financial Boot Camp for Teens

VACAVILLE, CA— Having it all is about your decisions today. If you're between ages 15 and 19, you probably have a list in mind of must-have stuff to take you where you want to get in life. A car…a laptop…a college diploma are a few of the basics. A debt-free wardrobe, date money and a decent savings account wouldn't be bad either.

Sign up for this half-day camp about making the right decisions to take you there. Travis Credit Union can set you up in "Mad City" with a temporary life that you'll use for a few hours to figure out how getting stuff really works. All you've to lose are the bad decisions you'd make in real life if you didn't sign up.

This 3-1/2 hour simulation gives high school students a sense of adulthood with income and bills to pay. Each participant is assigned a temporary identity, including occupation, salary, debt, marital status, and children, etc. They visit nine "merchants" in Mad City to choose housing and transportation and purchase necessities and wants. The goal is to simulate the realities of approaching financial responsibilities.

The boot camp is Wednesday, June 26, July 17, July 31 and August 14, 2013, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Travis Credit Union Community Room located at One Travis Way, in Vacaville. Refreshments and a drawing for an iPod will be provided. Attendance is limited to 30 teens per session. To reserve your seat, please call (707) 469-1784 or (800) 877-8328 ext. 61784#.

Contact: Shérry Cordonnier,
Director of Corporate Relations
Travis Credit Union
Phone: 707-469-1715

Headquartered in Vacaville, California, Travis Credit Union is a not-for-profit cooperative financial institution serving those who live or work in Alameda, Colusa, Contra Costa, Merced Napa, Placer, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, and Yolo Counties. Currently, Travis Credit Union is the 11th largest credit union in California with more than 178,000 members and more than $2.2 billion in assets. As one of the leading financial institutions in Solano, Contra Costa, Yolo and Merced Counties, Travis Credit Union's strength lies in its faithful commitment to its members and the community; its solid, secure history; and its long-standing track record of dedicated service. 

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