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'Reality Fair' helps students learn how to navigate financial challenges

Marian Camacho
October 15, 2018 10:40 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Central New Mexico Community College is teaming up with Rio Grande Credit Union to hold a "Reality Fair" in hopes of teaching students how to navigate real-world financial challenges.

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During the fair, students will identify a career choice and starting salaries. From there, they will be asked to create a budget based off of their monthly salary while paying for necessities such as housing, food, utilities, transportation, and clothing.

"It's stopping to think about if I'm going to go into this field, this is the budget that I know I'm going to have to live on," said Donna Diller, CNM's Dean of Business and Information Technology.

The Reality Fair runs Tuesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Montoya Campus in northeast Albuquerque. The fair is for CNM students but is open to the community as well.

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