More than 700 local high shool students began their walk through the 'game of life' Tuesday morning.
Students from 14 area high school participated in "Finances 101: Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk" at the University of Toledo.
Participants were given 'life' situations in order to learn about buying decisions, what it costs to run a household, and how to prevent spending beyond their means.
Students' 'life' experiences included:
- Salary-based jobs
- Having children
- Buying a home and car
- Acquiring insurance
- Paying utilities
Some participants got unexpected costs such as car accidents or childcare expences while others received a pleasant surprise of winning the lottery.
Schools attending the walk-through included: Anthony Wayne, Bowling Green, Cardinal Stritch, Clay, Maumee, New Riegel, Northwood, Notre Dame, Penta Career Center, Rossford, Springfield, Start, Whitmer and Woodward.