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Mad City Money presented by First Florida Credit Union - CSA

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Mon Mar 20, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
First Florida Credit Union, 4230 Southpoint Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32216 Map
Girl Program
Cadette, Senior, Ambassador

Mad City Money is a simulation for middle and high-school students. Each participant receives an "about me" sheet that contains: an occupation and salary, student loan debt owed, credit card debt owed, and cost of medical insurance. Some participants will have a spouse, some will be single, and some will be single parents. Participants build a monthly budget based on their incomes. They visit merchants in Mad City to purchase housing, transportation, food, day care, and other needs. These merchants interact with teens as they would in the real world, which allows participants to get a true sense for the challenges that come with managing personal finances. Parents can expect their teens to gain experience in handling debit transactions, budgeting a household income and establishing a savings plan.

In this fun, comfortable environment, teens will learn how to:

  • Identify Wants vs. Needs
  • Budget Household Income
  • Balance a Checkbook
  • Establish a Savings Plan

* A fun patch and lunch are included
* This event is for 2017 registered Girl Scouts, and registered & approved adult volunteers. If an adult is responsible for a Girl Scout other than their own, the adult must be registered and background checked.
* For safety and supervision reasons, troops and individuals are not permitted to bring non-Girl Scouts or siblings.
* The adults registering for the event will be participating as "the merchants."  Thank you for helping deliver this program to the girls.

Cost: $6/girl, $1/adult
Contact: Beth Osburn,

Register by Friday, March 17, at noon.