Day two: a monopoly on fun
Monopoly's a great way to get to know each other.
The second day of boot camp I join a Monopoly group. My Monopoly group includes Melody, Susan, Ive, and me.
As soon as we set up our game, we drop everything and head outside for PT. It's sharks and minnows!
Now it's time for the financial planning course. We start a Junior/Senior Year Expenses Project that gives us a look into our parents' wallets. I'm surprised to learn what they have to pay for us, for example prom, class ring, sports, and so on.
The best career
First job interview
Your pay stub
Lunch time! We play a little Monopoly, and then move into the next session about careers.
The career example they gave me was one of the best because I made a lot of money and didn't have to work much!
Day three: whoops for hoops
When we arrive we head straight for our Monopoly groups to continue the game and catch up with each other.
Our PT for that day is hula hoop! This is a team-building game that the guys resist at first.
At 9:30 a.m. we start with budgeting, then at 11 a.m. we take a break and start learning about different kinds of accounts. Then we take a tour to see the process that checks go through once MFCU receives them. We're put on trial for writing bad checks—checks we don't have money to cover in our checking accounts. It's not just a math mistake, it's illegal.
After we work on our car-buying project some more, it's 3 p.m. and time to go.
Work Smart: Invest
Day four: the poorhouse dodge
Our PT today is dodge ball! We play several rounds before we have to go in.
Once we get inside we talk about the importance of saving, and how to become a millionaire starting with just a couple hundred dollars in the bank!
Noon means chow! We work with investments from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., then take our leave for yet another day...