One aspect of the game that stood out to me was the effect that education had on one’s career and quality of life. Those with a college education tended to have more lucrative careers, as well as more financial options. Those with only a high school education, however, had to stretch their budgets tighter, buy things on credit, and pick up part-time jobs. They were also limited on the size of their families; many could simply not afford the costs of raising a child. Through Life Fast Forward, we learned the fine art of being financially responsible adults; budgeting, saving, prioritizing, and planning. I think I can speak for the rest of my class when I say that I’m very grateful to the Suncoast Credit Union for teaching us these lessons in advance, so as to avoid making such financial mistakes in real life.
– Taylor Johnson