Preparing for the real world!

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This past Friday , the 8th grade class went to Finance Park hosted by Junior Achievement to learn and talk about budgeting. The class learned about different future life scenarios, what insurance and taxes were and how they were paid, and all about economics.

We started the morning off with going to businesses and learning how to budget them into our monthly payments. Some companies were, Lou Fusz(transportation), Fontbonne (education), Famous Footwear(clothing and shoes) and Communication(phones and tvs). We had lunch and continued in the afternoon buying everything that was needed for our life scenarios. We discussed the difference between wants and needs and how important saving is. Finance Park taught me a lot and helped me get ready for the real world!