Checks and balances

Wednesday, October 22, 2003

Missouri Valley College senior Matt Shields, at right, helps teach Northwest Elementary School students how to write checks and balance a checkbook Tuesday afternoon during a program hosted by MVC's Students In Free Enterprise. Accounting Club students and members of SIFE split into groups to quiz the fourth-graders on their knowledge of budgeting and bill paying while presenting them with a SIFE checkbook of their own to use during the simulation.

At left, MVC senior and SIFE member Scott Bowen helps fourth-grader Jesse Macias record his payment of bills on a checkbook register. The class kept track of payments for utilities, housing, gasoline, entertainment, an automobile and cable television.