Fun, Safe, and Interactive
Bite of Reality is a hands-on app based simulation that appeals to teens while giving them a taste of real-world financial realities. Teens are given a fictional occupation, salary, credit score, spouse and a child, student loan debt, credit card debt, and medical insurance payments. The teens then walk around to various table-top stations to “purchase” housing, transportation, food, clothing,and other needs. Fortunately, the game also includes a “credit union” to help with their financial needs.

This interactive activity will teach teens how to make financial decisions and give them a better understanding of the challenges of living on a budget. Teens will have to deal with a pushy “car salesperson” and a commission-based “realtor,” and weigh their wants versus their needs. There’s even a “Fickle Finger of Fate” that will give the students unexpected “expenses” or “windfalls”—just like in real life.


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The RMJ Foundation is excited to announce the launch of our

Bite of Reality remote version!

This remote version allows credit unions to bring Bite of Reality to your communities while still upholding social distancing. You will not need a kit, volunteers or a space to hold the Bite. All you need is the Bite of Reality2 App, a unique event code, the Bite of Reality PowerPoint created by RMJ and one to two credit union team members with knowledge of the Bite of Reality program.

This remote version is being offered by the RMJ Foundation free of charge to take the place of the normal, in-person reality fairs. Once schools are back to normal operations, the remote Bite of Reality will no longer be available and will be switching back to in-person fairs.

Do you know a school or organization that could use some financial education while having fun? Bite of Reality just may be the ticket.

 For more information or access to the Bite of Reality materials needed for a remote fair please email Jenn Lucas at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..