‘Needs versus wants’: Waiakea High students receive real world lesson about personal finances

Photos by HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald

Senior Alexis Cabalce, 17, learns about buying a car within a budget from Juan Barrientos of De Luz Chevrolet on Thursday during the Get Real Financial Reality Fair at Waiakea High School.

Student loan debt, health insurance, housing payments and child care costs — Kolton Xie on Thursday was weighing how to pay those bills and still have enough left over for entertainment and hobbies.