Mad about Mad City Money

Learning to successfully tackle and succeed when it comes to financial choices makes Mad City Money invaluable to local high schoolers.

After attending a Travis Credit Union Mad City Money session in 2017:

  • 36 percent more students plan to create and follow a budget, enabling successful management of their spending and savings
  • 42 percent more students avoid costly overdraft charges by effectively balancing their checking account
  • 22 percent more students build and maintain a good credit score by paying more than the minimum payment on their credit cards balances each month

These results are important to the financial well-being of these students and the communities they enter in the next few years. In 2017, Mad City Money welcomed nearly 1,000 participants during 12 seminars. The 2018 season will offer 15 seminars and will introduce iPads to better help more students in these workshops.

These 3-1/2 hour simulations give 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.

Mad City Money welcomes 14–24 year olds. Sessions are added throughout the year. Be sure to check back if you are interested in attending. To register for a session, please visit traviscu.org/calendar.

Free Seminar Calendar

 


 

Mad City Money

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.

Monday, June 18
5–8 p.m.,

The General John F. Gonge Community Room

RSVP for Vacaville

 

Thursday, June 21
12:30–4:30 p.m.,

East Bay Center for the Performing Arts

RSVP for Richmond

 

Thursday, June 28
1–5 p.m.,

Sonoma State University
*Registration is full for this event.