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Sat, May 19


Jacksonville Public Library

Mad City Money

A fun financial simulation for teens.

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Mad City Money
Mad City Money

Time & Location

May 19, 2018, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Jacksonville Public Library, 303 N Laura St, Jacksonville, FL 32202, USA


About the event

Mad City Money is a simulation for teens. Each participant receives an "about me" sheet that contains: an occupation and salary, student loan debt owed, credit card debt owed, and cost of medical insurance. Some participants will have a spouse, some will be single, and some will be single parents. Teens will visit 9 merchants in Mad City to purchase housing, transportation, food day car, and other needs. There's a mall for wants and a credit union for financial services. The Fickle Finger of Fate randomly visits each participant during the simulation and distributes unexpected windfalls and unplanned expenses - just like in real life!

  • Practice budgeting as an adult with realistic circumstances.
  • Identify and experience the consequences of poor decisions.
  • Develop good judgement regarding spending and making a budget.
  • Understand that budgeting is a necessary step in good money management and that it isn't difficult.


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