Created in 2004, Maine Credit Unions’ Financial Fitness Fairs are an insightful and fun budget simulation, similar to the game of “Life.” Participating students are given a career and monthly income, and then have to visit booths associated with various expenses that the average adult is faced with each month. After filling in a monthly budget form, the goal is for students to have a monthly budget that does not exceed their monthly income.

To participate in the new Virtual Financial Fitness Fair, go here. For more information on the virtual fair, please view the Virtual Financial Fitness Fair Welcome Packet.

Since the program’s inception in 2004, nearly 73,000 Maine students have become fiscally fit after participating in a fair. These efforts have contributed to Maine Credit Unions being an eighteen-time winner of the Desjardins Award for Youth Financial Education, making Maine the most recognized credit union system in the country.

Contact Jake Holmes to inquire about how to schedule a fair.

Need to order materials for a fair? Use this form to place your order.

Financial Fitness Fair Booth Topics:

  • Credit
  • Basics
  • Student Loans
  • Extras
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Savings

Scheduled 2023/24 Academic Year Financial Fitness Fairs

Fall 2023:

  • Wednesday, October 11 – Spruce Mountain High School | OTIS FCU
  • Wednesday, October 11 – Winslow High School | New Dimensions FCU
    Wednesday, October 18 – Spruce Mountain High School (Sophomores) | OTIS FCU
  • Tuesday, October 24 – Aroostook County High Schools, Loring Air Force Base | Aroostook Chapter
    Tuesday, November 7 – Hall-Dale High School (and Monmouth High School Students) | Kennebec Valley Chapter
  • Wednesday, November 8 – Massabesic High School | York Chapter
  • Thursday, November 9 – Sacopee Valley High School | Cumberland County FCU
  • Wednesday, December 6 – Stearns High School | Northern Penobscot Chapter
  • Tuesday, December 12 – Mt. View High School | Kennebec Valley Chapter

Spring 2024:

  • Thursday, March 28 – Morse High School | Jeannette G. Morin Chapter
  • Wednesday, April 3 – Cony High School | KV Chapter
  • Thursday, April 4 – Portland High School | Alex Ferguson Chapter
  • Tuesday, April 9 – Mt. Ararat High School | Jeannette G. Morin Chapter
  • Friday, April 12 – Lewiston High School | Norm Nolette Chapter
  • Thursday, April 25 – Bonny Eagle High School | Alex Ferguson Chapter
  • Tuesday, April 30 – Nokomis High School | KV Chapter
  • Date TBD – Brunswick High School | Jeannette G. Morin Chapter