Students learn the value of a dollar

Reality Store: a financial literacy program
Apr. 25, 2014 @ 03:15 PM

Communities In Schools of Thomasville and Bank of North Carolina recently presented Reality Store, a financial literacy program which simulates the real world after graduation.
Thomasville High School freshmen visited a variety of different stations and had to make financial decisions about housing, transportation, childcare, groceries, clothing, utilities, health insurance and entertainment based on their income and expenses.
Students were given a card at the beginning of the program that showed them what kind of job they had, how much money they made before and after taxes, their marital status and the number of children they had.