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Area High School Students Take a Crash Course in Life

Rent is due, the car’s in the shop and a big name band is in town. There is $327 in the checking account.

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What to do?

High school students at a handful of public and private schools around the Palouse are about to jump into a brand-new world of bills, breakdowns, insurance expenses and budgeting.
In short, the real world.

Fortunately for them, it’s only a trial run — for now.

Thanks to a financial literacy software program called Banzai, sponsored by the Potlatch Number One Federal Credit Union as a free asset for schools, students can experience the struggles of real life without the credit risk and come out of high school knowing how to balance a budget and a checkbook.

Pullman Christian School teacher Dawn Warren said she used the program with a class of freshmen last year and is anxious to give the program another go.

Banzai interactive courses are fun and FREE. Go ahead.