RANDOLPH, NJ- Randolph High School students enrolled in business and finance classes enjoyed a Financial Literacy Reality Fair recently in the Randolph High School library. Vision Credit Union representatives created stations and students each received a career and salary and then had to stop at different stations to arrange housing, buy a car, food and even make decisions about joining a health club, owning a pet and buying furniture.
The students had to figure out their monthly total expenses including rent, car payments, students loans and try not to go over their monthly salary. Students even got to spin the "Wheel of Reality" which included surprises like a fender bender resulting in unexpected car repairs. "I like attending the Financial Literary Reality Fair because I get to see what my life will be like," noted Randolph High School freshman Jordan Ramirez.
RHS business teacher Tanya Holloway said the fair helps students learn about everything from budgeting to credit scores. About 180 students in grades 9-12 participated in the event on May 30.