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Money Matters visits the NYSE
Posted: Jun 28, 2012
On June 26, nine Girl Scouts from Fairfield, Trumbull, and Stratford toured the New York Stock Exchange. They got to met Mad Money’s Jim Cramer, were featured on CNBC while waiting for the opening bell, and each traded $1,000,000 of Disney stock - for real! They also sat at the conference table in the NYSE Chairman’s board room, where multi-billion dollar decisions are made.

Money Matters is a six-month series where girls between the ages of 10 and 14 are taken through important topics related to money. They learn about the true cost of living – housing, utilities, transportation, taxes, entertainment, and more – and how to create and stay within a budget. They explore investment options, form mock investment clubs, and track stocks with a $10,000 allotment over the course of 4 months. They are visited by women working in financial fields or running their own businesses, gaining a perspective into career possibilities. They also had a lesson on obtaining credit and how credit cards really work. The series culminates with a visit to the NYSE in NYC.

For more information on the Money Matters program, please contact Ellyn Savard at esavard@gsofct.org or (203) 334-3145 ext. 3018.

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