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Mad City Money

Mad City Money

Mad City Money gives teens a taste of the real world complete with occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt and medical insurance payments.

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Mad City Money

Mad City Money gives teens a taste of the real world complete with occupation, salary, spouse, student loan debt, credit card debt and medical insurance payments.

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FAQs

Got questions? We’ve got answers! Explore our FAQ to learn about our services, account options, and other aspects of NuMark’s financial support.

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Q: How much does it cost to hold a Mad City Money simulation at my school?

It does not cost anything. We will come to your school for free.

Q: What if I only want to do a simulation for a small class of students?

We also offer a classroom simulation designed for a class of 25 students or less. This condensed version takes an 1-1.5 hours.

Q: How many volunteers are needed at the simulation?

The number of volunteers depends on the number of students that participate. It’s easy and fun to be a volunteer. We can quickly show volunteers how to be effective in their role in Mad City.

Q: What is the challenge?

Each teen must visit merchants to select housing, transportation, food, housing, transportation, food, household necessities, clothing, day care and other wants and needs while building a budget. NuMark Credit Union has an office in Mad City, too. Mad City Money allows participants to make mistakes and suffer the consequences of their decisions in a realistic, but safe environment. Most participants are surprised to learn “I can’t have a big house and a new truck on my salary and still pay for day care and groceries.” Once the shock wears off, they reevaluate their choices and manage their money more effectively.

Q: Where is the best location to hold the simulation?

The ideal location would be a large open room. If hosting at a school, the gymnasium would be the best location.

Q: How long does the Mad City Money simulation last?

The Mad City Money simulation takes approximately 2 – 2.5 hours depending on the number of students that participate. An ideal student size would be at least 40 students. Contact us for a more specific estimation.

Q: How does Mad City Money work?

Teenage students take on the role of an adult in futuristic Mad City. They are given jobs, income, a family, and debt.

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Aurora

403 Asbury Drive
Aurora IL 60502

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Bridgeport

555 W. 31st Street
Chicago IL 60616

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Countryside

9809 W. 55th Street
Countryside IL 60525

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Crest Hill

2380 Caton Farm Road
Crest Hill IL 60403

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Earlville

137 N Main St
P.O. Box 547
Earlville IL 60518

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Joliet

Mail to: PO Box 2729 Joliet, IL 60434
1654 Terry Drive
Joliet IL 60436

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New Lenox

951 E. Lincoln Highway
New Lenox IL 60451

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Paw Paw

235 Chicago Rd.
P.O. Box 7
Paw Paw IL 61353

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Plainfield

12251 S. Route 59
Plainfield IL 60585

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Sublette

303 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
P.O. Box 20
Sublette IL 61367

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Tinley Park

8001 W. 159th Street
Tinley Park IL 60477

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Warrenville

3S555 Winfield Road
Warrenville IL 60555

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Woodhaven (Gated Community)

3 E. Woodhaven Drive
P.O. Box 20
Sublette IL 61367

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