A financial education fair is a fun, interactive simulation of saving, spending, and budgeting based on career choices and lifestyle decisions. Student participants choose an occupation and make a variety of financial decisions, ranging from where to live and how to save for retirement to buying a television or owning a pet. Financial Education Fairs have been taking place throughout Massachusetts for over a decade. The Financial Education Fair Advisory Committee, a group of civic minded professionals, convenes annually to discuss best fair practices. This group generously took the time to review this toolkit, shared unique approaches and offered insight on how to run a successful fair.
We hope you are able to use this tool kit as a starting point to organize an innovative youth financial education fair customized to the needs of your community.
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