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Your Money, Your Life!

(formerly Reality Check)

Your Money, Your Life! / Reality Check


Reality Check / Your Money, Your Life is a personal finance simulation that gives students a taste of what it is like to make ends meet each month. Students are tasked with budgeting based on a given monthly income related to their preferred career choice. The students move through the simulation and “purchase” various needs and wants at different volunteer-staffed stations such as housing, cars, insurance, groceries, clothing, daycare, banking, insurance etc.

Below are upcoming opportunities to help students learn how their education is connected to their career path, which is connected to their future finances, which is connected to their future quality of life. Join this fun, educational, personal finance simulation and help our future workforce learn how to budget their money!

Details of each date are listed on the volunteer registration sites linked below:

2023 Fall Events

Tuesday, September 26,

tentatively 8 a.m. - 12 noon

at Wilson High School

(7601 Highway 17, Florence, AL))

Central High School

Waterloo High School

Wilson High School

Register HERE


If you know any other adults that would be willing to volunteer, feel free to share this opportunity! 

For more information, contact:

Heidi L. Tilenius
Alabama Cooperative Extension System

Lauderdale County Office
256-766-4846 office


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