Taking a walk through the 'game of life' at UT

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.