The Clinton Savings Bank partnered with the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley, Mass. and the local high school for a fun, interactive Reality Fair about financial management as part of its Community Banking Month activities. It’s an annual event for 10th grade students.
After researching a career and related salary, the students received a monthly paystub, complete with taxes and student loans. The students then had to use their net earnings to purchase housing, utilities, insurance, transportation, food, clothing and other personal items. They also had to deal with 401K contributions, entertainment and recreation temptations, and a spin on the Wheel of Fortune, which represented life’s unexpected windfalls and financial fortunes or misfortunes.
Nearly 60 volunteers from local businesses, the community, and various Rotary Clubs participated.
“This is our fourth year of sponsoring the Reality Fair, and I am delighted this event is now a tradition at the high school, said Rotary Club president, Jim Stone. “I really appreciate our partnership with the high school and Clinton Savings Bank to make this life-changing program a success.”
Nashoba Regional High School Sophomores pick up their paychecks and open Savings and Checking accounts before purchasing housing, transportation, and other necessities at the fourth annual Reality Fair, organized by the Rotary Club of Nashoba Valley with support from Clinton Savings Bank.