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 single parents.

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.
facebook twitter instagram foursquare youtube