Lancaster, NY, February 17, 2023 -- BankOnBuffalo hosted its Financial Reality Fair at St. Mary’s High School yesterday, bringing an immersive experience of tangible financial scenarios to more than 200 high school juniors and seniors. The financial reality fair gives students the opportunity to go through a simulation of real-life experiences related to spending, saving, and budgeting.
“The fundamentals of personal finance, including budgeting, saving, and investing, impacts every part of our lives,” said Michael Noah, BankOnBuffalo president, “It’s exciting to see our team of banking professionals come together to offer financial education programming to help guide our young people. We are hopeful that our investment of time in covering these relevant topics in a fun, interactive exercise will help them better plan for, and achieve, a successful financial future.”
The purpose of the financial reality fair is to expose students to the financial decisions they will face as they move into adulthood and take that beyond the classroom as a realistic experience to budgeting and managing their money. During the event, students had the opportunity to challenge their assumed lifestyle against their career choice and a realistic corresponding salary. They were tasked with making financial decisions including where to live, what kind of car to buy, if they are going to have a pet, choosing a health insurance plan, and much more.
As a local community bank, rooted in strong, traditional values, BankOnBuffalo’s involvement in this community goes beyond the mission to offer high-quality banking products and services. BankOnBuffalo is committed to serving the continued growth and well-being of Western New York.