The Real Deal: An interactive financial experience

Sometimes just telling teens about money and budgeting is not enough. We show them The Real Deal.

The Real Deal: Experience

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[MUSIC PLAYING] So we're getting ready to start the real deal. I just hope my child learns the importance of saving for the things on her very long wish list. By the end, I hope she understands what we, her parents, really have to do to meet our daily expenses, including providing for her.

I cannot believe I'm here. I already know how to count money and pay for things. It's my parents who have the issue. They always say they don't have money to buy me stuff.

Get ready for the Real Deal, a fun hands on event that helps teens learn about real life skills. It's also a chance for you to talk to credit union staff members about your family's money questions. Visit to learn more and sign up. LGFCU is an equal housing opportunity lender and federally insured by NCUA.

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LGFCU is an equal housing opportunity lender and federally insured by NCUA.

An easy way for teens to learn about managing money

LGFCU’s The Real Deal is a fun way to help teens (grades 8-12) learn how much life really costs. Students learn to manage their money using real-life scenarios.

To kick off the day, the teens are given a detailed profile with income and occupation information. Based on that profile they shop for life’s everyday necessities like a car, home, mobile phone and more. They’ll have to make decisions on what to buy and what to do without — just like real adults!

Discover how participating in this event changes teens for the better.