The University of Arkansas’ Division of Agriculture is sponsoring Get Real-Here’s the Deal! in the Magnolia High School Panther Arena on February 25. MHS seniors will be participating in the Career Day event that is a hands-on experiential simulation providing the opportunity for students to experience their future in a financial decision-making mode. Students are encouraged to make wise financial lifestyle choices similar to those that adults face each month. As youth move from station to station, they make decisions based on their family size and affordability. The sessions include financial management lessons, a personal finance simulation, and a follow-up/evaluation discussion. The objectives of the program include:
Students gain knowledge about personal financial management
Students obtain skills in check writing, debit card, online banking and in balancing a transaction register.
Students become aware of the taxes and other deductions taken from their gross income to make the net deposit.
Students learn how to manage a monthly budget in lifestyle scenarios.
Students understand how educational level affects occupational opportunity.
Students become aware of how occupation and family matters affects lifestyle.