The Budget Challenge
School: Troy High School
Financial literacy is critical to a successful life. The Budget Challenge is an online software simulation program that teaches students how to create a budget, choose their living costs, participate in employer sponsored savings plans and pay their bills in real time. The simulated banking includes account choices with overdraft fees and check fees to illustrate the cost of banking errors. Lessons come with videos. Students can access the program from home and on their cell phones. Ninety percent of my students said this was a realistic program where they learned valuable life-long financial skills. Combined with educational speakers from MSGCU, this program will put a student on the right financial path to success.