Heritage Trust hosts financial simulation in area high schools

CHARLESTON, SC (November 7, 2017) — Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union recently teamed up with area school districts to provide local high school students with its “Reality of Money” financial simulation. During the event, business students at Cane Bay, Goose Creek and R.B. Stall High Schools were provided with various profiles outlining their income, occupation and marital status. Participants were then tasked with visiting activity stations while attempting to create a budget.

Through this activity, Heritage Trust was able to impact over 1,000 students that will soon be entering the workforce.  During the course of the event, students were able to engage with credit union employees while attempting to purchase housing, automobiles, childcare services and other basic necessities. Once students completed their budget, they participated in a group discussion about what they had learned.

“As a community based not-for-profit financial institution, Heritage Trust is committed to educating local students about the importance of money management. Our organization is committed to expanding the Reality of Money simulation into other area High Schools, with our next event being held at Summerville High School,” commented Dustin Haynes, Heritage Trust Public Relations Officer.

Students comparing housing options at the activity station

Heritage Trust employees walking through a budget with students


About Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union

Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union was founded in 1955 and is now one of the largest credit unions in the greater Charleston Metro area with $650 MM in assets and serving over 50,000 members. With trust as a core value, the credit union offers a full suite of products, from savings, checking and investment options to real estate and commercial lending and business solutions.


Dustin Haynes
Public Relations Officer
Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union
(843) 832-2634

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