Southwest Miami Senior High and Miami Edison Senior High participate in Mad City during Financial Awareness Month
Mad City Money is a 2.5 hour simulation for high-school students. 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
Participants build a monthly budget based on their incomes. They visit nine merchants in Mad City to
purchase housing, transportation, food, day care, and other needs. There's a mall for wants and, of course,
a credit union for financial services. The Fickle Finger of Fate randomly visits each student with a “Life Happens” card for unexpected windfalls.