Boswell High School students receive hands-on dose of reality

FORT WORTH, TX (June 8, 2016) — Approximately 350 students at Boswell High School in Saginaw, TX, received a hands-on dose of reality as they participated in Unity One Credit Union’s Dollars to $ense event on May 23, 24 and 25. The interactive financial simulation was designed to engage high school students through a hands-on saving, spending and budgeting activity based on career and lifestyle decisions.

Attending students were given a budget sheet containing their profession, starting salary and an overview of the program. They were required to stay within their given budget while paying for basics such as housing, utilities, transportation, clothing and food. Students learned quickly that temptations like eating out and purchasing the most expensive car were easy ways to get in financial trouble.

“This activity is one of our most requested presentations, because it condenses a whole semester’s worth of financial education into a one to two hour event. Students gain valuable insight without facing harmful, real-life financial destruction. Teaching the idea of budgeting to students is a matter of life or debt, and we take it very seriously, ” said Alyssa Guillory, director of community and public relations at Unity One Credit Union.

Teachers and non-profits in the Fort Worth area may request to host a free Dollars to $ense event by visiting Unity One’s website at

Dollars to Sense 5-25

About Unity One Credit Union

Unity One Credit Union is a member-owned financial cooperative providing financial services to approximately 31,000 members in Fort Worth, Texas; Kansas City, Kansas; and St. Paul, Minnesota. Originally chartered in 1927 for the employees and family members of Great Northern Railroad, today Unity One continues to provide excellent service to BNSF Railroad employees and their families as well as the communities surrounding their eight branch locations. To find out more, visit at


Alyssa Guillory,

Vice President of Marketing,

Unity One Credit Union, (817) 306-3106

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