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Improving your financial literacy skills

With even Harvard students lacking basic knowledge, the search is on for the best way to teach money skills

CAMBRIDGE — On a blustery winter morning, about 50 Harvard University students gradually settled into their seats under the glow of fluorescent lights, setting up laptops, pulling out notebooks, and sipping coffee to rouse themselves waiting for the lecture to begin.

But the subject wasn’t philosophy, medieval history, or Russian literature. It was something less lofty: how to choose credit cards, budget money, and understand credit scores.

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