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We believe it is part of our social responsibility to promote financial education in the communities we serve. Along with seminars and events, we offer an annual series of basic money management workshops just for teens. It's called Mad City Money.

Mad City Money

Mad City Money

This 3½-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, children, etc. They visit nine “merchants” in Mad City to choose housing and transportation and to purchase necessities and wants. The goal is to simulate the realities of approaching financial responsibilities.

Session objectives are to:

  • Practice budgeting as an adult with realistic circumstances;
  • Identify and experience the consequences of poor decisions;
  • Develop good judgment regarding spending and making a budget;
  • Understand that budgeting is a necessary step in good money management and that it isn’t difficult.

The target audience is teenagers ages 15 to 18.

Mad City Money workshops are held in the spring and the summer at our Corporate Headquarters in Vacaville. To view upcoming session and to register online, please click the button below.

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