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Learning financial sense

Teenagers learn practical lessons in spending, saving wisely in bank-sponsored class at Shawsheen Valley Technical High

BILLERICA — As families throughout the region struggle to regain their financial footing after the recession, educators at Shawsheen Valley Technical High School are taking steps to teach students how to manage their money.

The school has partnered with Cambridge Savings Bank to offer seniors classes on personal finance. The students, many of whom work part time or have secured paid internships through Shawsheen’s cooperative education program, learn the basics of budgeting, saving, and managing credit. They also learn how to protect themselves from fraud and identity theft.

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