Frostig School Seniors Get a Hands-on Lesson on Financial Management with “Bite of Reality” App
Frostig School seniors recently participated in a “Bite of Reality” which is an app based simulation that provides insight on the reality of future financial responsibilities! Within the activity, students were given fictional jobs, families, credit scores, debt, etc. and are challenged to make decisions on important purchases (such as housing, cars, food, etc). The simulation provided students with an understanding of what real-world finances are like and how to live on a budget!
Bite of Reality is a hands-on app based simulation that appeals to teens while giving them a taste of real-world financial realities. Teens are given a fictional occupation, salary, credit score, spouse and a child, student loan debt, credit card debt, and medical insurance payments. The teens then walk around to various table-top stations to “purchase” housing, transportation, food, clothing, and other needs. Fortunately, the game also includes a “credit union” to help with their financial needs.
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