The Mississippi Credit Union Association purchased the CU 4 Reality™ Financial Education Program, a financial simulation created by America’s Credit Union Museum. The program, which targets a student audience, won a 2014 “Excellence in Financial Literacy Education Award” from the Institute for Financial Literacy.
During a CU 4 Reality™ event, students choose or are assigned a career with annual income, and then must make purchasing choices on life necessities such as transportation, housing, utilities, and clothing as well as make choices about extra spending, such as entertainment or owning a pet. At the end of the simulation, students learn what it takes to make ends meet and gain a better appreciation of the importance of budgeting, financial planning and making smart choices.
If you are a Mississippi credit union or group of credit unions that is interested in hosting a CU 4 Reality™ event, please contact us.