GS at Home: Pay Your Own Way with First Florida Credit Union - CSA
Pay Your Own Way 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, and cost of medical insurance. Some participants will have a spouse and some will be single parents. Participants build a monthly budget based on their incomes. They visit merchants to purchase housing, transportation, food, day care, and other needs. 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.
In this fun, comfortable environment, teens will learn how to:
- Identify wants vs. needs
- Budget household income
- Plan for emergencies
- Establish a savings plan
Parents can expect their teens to gain experience in handling debit transactions, budgeting a household income and establishing a savings plan.
* Fun patch included at the conclusion of the program for every registered Girl Scout girl.
* This event is for 2020 registered Girl Scout girls.
Register by July 19 at midnight.