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    New Jersey CUs Host First Reality Fair at Pompton Lakes High School

    Here is another state using the very popular and successful reality fair concept. From the New Jersey Credit Union League:
    On Friday, November 12, New Jersey credit unions brought the first-ever Financial Reality Fair to Pompton Lakes High School as part of the REAL Solutions initiative. Eighteen volunteers from throughout New Jersey spent the day at the high school manning booths and interacting with over 80 students, providing them a hands-on experience completing a monthly budget.

    Two financial literacy teachers brought their freshman classes to the school library to take part in the Reality Fair. A total of five classes comprised of 85 students took part in the all-day event. Over the course of a 40-minute period, each class visited the 13 booths and the spinning the Wheel of Reality. Students went through the experience of financing cars and furniture, figuring out living situations, and sometimes making some extravagant purchases along the way.

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