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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Howard County Maryland Financial Literacy Event
This Saturday, January 28, from 10 am - 2 pm, Junior Achievement

and makingCHANGE will put on a financial literacy event at Howard Community College.  It is free and targets youth between the ages of 12 and 18.  Young people and their parents go through various stations where they make financial decisions such as buying a car, buying groceries, paying rent, etc.  I have participated in this event the past 2 years and have enjoyed watching young people and their parents talk over financial decisions.  At the end of the day, the young people have a much better appreciation of what their parents and guardians are engaged in when they are holding a job and running a household.  Most importantly, they are exposed to the kinds of financial decisions they will be making as they become older.

The attendance is always high, and a big crowd is expected this year!


  1. A very good effort! Do they have plans on doing this in other cities as well?

  2. re:MC Junior Achievement is a national program and they on many very interesting programs. One is their BizTown where there are various businesses set up and students run a business for the day. The town elect a mayor during the day and students write scripts to promote their businesses etc. Well known businesses participate and overall it is quite impressive. Before students come to BizTown they learn in school how to balance check books etc.

  3. This sounds like a wonderful event. I'm so happy that you get a chance to participate. Little by little, the blinders are being removed!

  4. Usually parents and children don't talk too much when financial is concern. Its somewhat like parents just provide what could be the needs or wants of their children. This event indeed could make young ones more responsible when it comes to money.

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