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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.

To participate in a streamlined online version, go here. For log-in information, please contact the Maine Credit Union League.

Since the program’s inception in 2004, over 70,000 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.

Financial Fitness Fair Booths

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

“Thank you to the credit unions for organizing these fairs. My students not only enjoyed participating, but learned a lot!” – Business Teacher, Bonny Eagle High School

“Living on a budget is about making sacrifices; that is what I really had driven home today.” – Cony High School Senior, Age 18

“Wow! I really learned a lot today. When I go off to college in the fall, I feel much more informed about finances.” – Fort Fairfield High School Senior, Age 18

“I have a much greater understanding of what my parents go through every month, trying to figure out how to pay all of the bills.” – Oxford Hills High School Senior, Age 17