Study group meets budget group: Thunder Mountain High School seniors (from right to left) Carlie Kollar, Taylor Beardslee, Taya Jensen and Alice Johnson try to calculate their yearly spending. The seniors took part in the "Get Real Financial Reality Fair" Thursday at TMHS where students were given pretend salaries based on jobs such as registered nurse or paralegal. Volunteers from the community then sold them insurance and cable packages, just like in the real world. The event was organized by the Financial Reality Foundation and sponsored by True North Federal Credit Union. After the real world simulation, four participants walked away with scholarships totaling $500 in a random drawing.

Study group meets budget group: Thunder Mountain High School seniors (from right to left) Carlie Kollar, Taylor Beardslee, Taya Jensen and Alice Johnson try to calculate their yearly spending. The seniors took part in the "Get Real Financial Reality Fair" Thursday at TMHS where students were given pretend salaries based on jobs such as registered nurse or paralegal. Volunteers from the community then sold them insurance and cable packages, just like in the real world. The event was organized by the Financial Reality Foundation and sponsored by True North Federal Credit Union. After the real world simulation, four participants walked away with scholarships totaling $500 in a random drawing.

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Putting food on the… lunch table?: Thunder Mountain High School senior Sara Wood is trying to figure out if she can afford groceries for children and make charitable donations – all on a registered nurse’s salary. Wood doesn’t actually have children, nor does she plan to become a registered nurse, but the “Get Real Financial Reality Fair” Thursday at TMHS was an exercise to help students prepare for whatever life has for them after they cross the stage with their degrees. During the fair volunteers from the community sold them life insurance, asked for donations and hooked them up with premium cable. After the real world simulation, four participants walked away with scholarships totaling $500 in a random drawing. The event was organized by the Financial Reality Foundation and sponsored by True North Federal Credit Union.

Putting food on the… lunch table?: Thunder Mountain High School senior Sara Wood is trying to figure out if she can afford groceries for children and make charitable donations - all on a registered nurse's salary. Wood doesn't actually have children, nor does she plan to become a registered nurse, but the "Get Real Financial Reality Fair" Thursday at TMHS was an exercise to help students prepare for whatever life has for them after they cross the stage with their degrees. During the fair volunteers from the community sold them life insurance, asked for donations and hooked them up with premium cable. After the real world simulation, four participants walked away with scholarships totaling $500 in a random drawing. The event was organized by the Financial Reality Foundation and sponsored by True North Federal Credit Union.

Putting food on the… lunch table?: Thunder Mountain High School senior Sara Wood is trying to figure out if she can afford groceries for children and make charitable donations – all on a registered nurse’s salary. Wood doesn’t actually have children, nor does she plan to become a registered nurse, but the “Get Real Financial Reality Fair” Thursday at TMHS was an exercise to help students prepare for whatever life has for them after they cross the stage with their degrees. During the fair volunteers from the community sold them life insurance, asked for donations and hooked them up with premium cable. After the real world simulation, four participants walked away with scholarships totaling $500 in a random drawing. The event was organized by the Financial Reality Foundation and sponsored by True North Federal Credit Union.

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