Young people offered free financial boot camp

East Bay Center offering $10K for alumni performances
East Bay for Performing Arts Center, 339 11th St., Richmond.

Travis Credit Union is hosting its annual Mad City Money Young Adult Financial Boot Camp at the East Bay for Performing Arts Center in Richmond on Wednesday, July 31.

The free boot camp from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. has participants face real-world financial situations where they have to decipher their wants and needs under a budget. While deciding on how to pay for housing, transportation, food and other basic needs, they’ll face obstacles such as a pushy car salesman, commission-based realtor and the “Fickle Finger of Fate,” when unexpected things happen at inconvenient times.

The fun activity’s ultimate goal? To provide an education on budgeting, savings, debt and the importance of credit worthiness so that young adults will enjoy longterm financial health.

Travis Credit Union aims to reach 1,000 young adults this year through financial education efforts.  This year, the Mad City Boot Camp has been augmented to include interactive, app-based learning, 50 Amazon Kindle Fires for attendees to use; hosted Wi-Fi and a fresh look and logo.

Those interested in registering an attendee or in volunteering as a sales merchant, visit