Travis Credit Union hosting financial planning seminars for young adults

With adulthood comes financial responsibility. Once they move out of their parents’ homes — or possibly sooner — young adults will have to deal with paying bills, budgeting and managing credit. I

Well, Travis Credit Union has just the workshop for you.

TCU will be hosting a series of Mad City Money seminars over the next three months in multiple cities ranging from Vacaville to Merced. The seminars for individuals ages 14 to 24 will allow participants to become immersed in the concept of financial planning so they can be prepared to pay those bills and manage those incomes.

Each participant will be given a temporary identity, including an occupation, marital status, number of children, salary, debt and more. They will visit nine merchants in the fictional Mad City to select housing and transportation while purchasing both necessary and desired items. Think of it like Monopoly with a focus on financial management rather than real estate. Along the way, participants will learn about the importance of budgeting, savings and using credit.

The first event in Solano County will be from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday in the General John F. Gonge Community Room at TCU’s Vacaville headquarters, 1 Travis Way. The remaining events in the county will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 29 at the Suisun City Salvation Army Kroc Center, 586 E. Wigeon Way; 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. July 24 at the Solano Community College Vallejo campus, 545 Columbus Parkway; and from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Aug. 2 again at the TCU headquarters.

To register, go to traviscu.org/seminars/mad-city-money/.

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