You’ll never guess what I did today!
Really, you’ll never guess so I’ll have to tell you. I went on a tour of The Federal Reserve Bank in Los Angeles! How did I get so lucky? I have been working with the foundation at SCE Credit Union for a few years now and when they decided to reward Duarte HS students with a trip to “The Fed” I was invited along. Okay, okay … I really invited myself along, but they were gracious enough to agree.
I went with the CEO of SCE Credit Union, the COO of SCE Credit Union, the Mayor of Duarte, several other high level VPs and C-level execs (just another day at the office), and 30 of the most awesome students ever! We learned about the history of The Fed (did you know there was a $10,000 note at one time?), we learned about how The Treasury, not the The Fed, prints money (on paper from Crane Paper Company that’s 75% cotton and 25% linen), we saw “The Vault” that’s as big as a football field with “straps” of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills, and we heard a wonderful presentation about behavioral economics after having lunch.
All in all, it was a good day.
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