Offered as a two hour hands-on simulation or a classroom workshop, CUNA Mad City Money™ gives youth a taste of the real world - complete with occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt, and medical insurance payments. They make mistakes - and suffer the consequences of their decisions - in a realistic, but safe, environment. Once the shock wears off, they reevaluate choices and manage their money effectively.
Mad City Money is approved as a financial education resource for students by the Jump$tart Clearinghouse, based on the National Standards in K-12 Personal Finance Education.
Are you curious about how and why to host this simulation?
Click here to watch how Heartland Credit Union utilized it.
All materials reviewed and updated in 2013. Numerous smaller updates have been made since then, most recently in May 2017.