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Adult financial life takes a ‘bite’ out of West Valley High School students


Last updated 2/2/2018 at Noon

Freshmen students in the West Valley High School gym take part in the Richard Myles Johnson Foundation’s “Bite of Reality” financial training program, sponsored by Altura Credit Union, Tuesday, Jan. 23. They learned what financial challenges they might face as an adult. Tony Ault photo

It was a ‘Bite of Reality’ for West Valley High School freshman Steven Tunchez who took on the persona of an electrician, married with a young daughter, finding out he had overspent his monthly budget on a new house and overlooked the cost of needed child care.

“Can I still change it?” he asked with a little hope in his voice.

Tunchez, along with 150 other students who were mostly freshman, took on an adult persona with a budget selected for them by volunteers from the Altura Credit Union, during special “Bite of Reality” financial learning program presented at the high school...

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