High School Seniors Become Financially Fit 

Some local high school students were working on their fitness on Wednesday, their financial fitness.Students from Bangor, Bucksport, Brewer, Hermon, and Old Town got a chance to simulate life at age 22.It was part of the Maine Credit Union League’s 9th annual Financial Fitness Money Management Experience.Each student was designated a career and annual income. Then had to figure out how to budget for things like transportation, housing, and insurance.”The savings was actually a pretty big surprise to see. If you start saving early, you actually get a lot more money later on, by the time you hit 65,” said Nick Ashey, a Bangor High School Junior.In real life, I’ve always been interested in saving anyway, but it’s really important as you get older.Junior Lauren Grubb said, “At the end of the day students discovered what their credit score would be and how to plan for the future.