Florida Keys Business
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Money matters

Keys Federal Credit Union recently sponsored a 'stache Your Cash' Bash for Mrs. Garr's fourth grade class at Poinciana Elementary School.

The bash kicked off Garr's financial education program and included a presentation by Keys Federal Credit Union CEO Scott Duszynski about proper check writing, and the importance of saving money, or "'staching their cash."

The students were treated to mustaches, cupcakes, games and a chance to enter the credit union's Money Machine. The child who stuffed the most money into the Money Machine box won the electronic banking version of Monopoly.

Garr's financial education program centers on the fictional town of Garrville and exposes students to real-world financial decisions. After applying, interviewing and securing employment, the students purchase real estate, pay taxes, buy insurance, and invest in the stock market.

"Garrville" citizens also learn the intricacies of being a business owner. The students interview local business owners, bankers, the city manager, police chief, real estate agents, utilities officials and Rotary embers.

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