The Reality Store is a financial simulation that allows students to learn more about career planning, money management and budgeting, and decision making. Students go through the process of choosing a career, receiving a “paycheck,” and learning to budget their pay to meet monthly expenses, along with unexpected expenses.
- IWEF Reality Store® manuals are available free of charge to schools within the state of Indiana by requesting one from the Indiana Women’s Education Foundation, PO Box 134, Knightstown, IN 46148 – phone number 765–345-9812 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- IWEF Reality Store® manuals are available to schools outside the State of Indiana for a charge of $35 for manual; $50 for CD; or $75 for both [which includes shipping]. A check for the exact amount with complete mailing directions should be sent to the Indiana Women’s Education Foundation, PO Box 134, Knightstown, IN 46148.
- A successful Reality Store simulation requires a lot of volunteers and time put in before the event to make sure it runs smoothly. Some local organizations put Reality Store simulations on for local schools or would be willing to help. Contacting local professionals/business owners may be helpful as some may be willing to volunteer to help students make decisions, learn more about their desired career field, and so on.
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