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Making sense of finance and budgets

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Event offers local teens a dose of reality
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Leader photo by ELIZABETH DEGRIE Casey David, left, with Courtesy Automotive, helps Simsboro High students Michael Murphy and Emari Gipson (far right) with their transportation options during the Dollars and Sense Reality Fair.

This week, Lincoln Parish 10th graders had a chance to get a taste of what the real world is like financially during the United Way of Northeast Louisiana Dollars and Sense Reality Fair.
All of the schools in the parish visited the fair on Wednesday or Thursday. Students were assigned a career at random, along with the appropriate salary for the job. Students were then tasked with visiting various booths to purchase housing, transportation, food, insurance and other items they needed. They also visited “Temptation Island,” which offered them a variety of things they might want to have.

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