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Teaching children savings habits is valuable lesson


Last updated 10/16/2017 at Noon

Eric Hutchinson

Special to the Village News

As Jodi walked to class that day, the freshman noticed a large circle of booths spread out across the main courtyard of campus.

Scattered among the booths was one giving away free T-shirts with the school’s mascot on it. All Jodi had to do to get the free swag was fill out a form. As a bonus she would receive this little plastic card that was practically free money.

Or so she thought. Four years later, she was stuck with a $5,000 T-shirt thanks to the debt she rang up.

Children who learn the importance of saving money at a young ag...

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