Students in Putnam County to Participate in Budget Simulation

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The West Virginia Treasurer’s Office will host its first county-wide Get a Life budget simulation over the next two days in Putnam County.

The program for eighth grade students in Putnam County will show them how a budget is put together. The two-day event, Tuesday and Wednesday at the Navy Reserve Center, will also teach kids the importance of properly handling money.

More than 700 eighth grade students have been invited to participate in the financial education activity entitled Get a Life. It’s an interactive activity that engages students with realistic family budget scenarios.

Students from all four middle schools will participate. It’s the first time the activity has been organized on a county-wide level. More than 50 community volunteers, including several mayors and other officials are expected to take part.