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Quincy schools give lessons in real-life budgeting

For more than 200 students in the Quincy school system, playing the game of life came with some surprising and not so fun realities — mostly because the game involved devising an adult-life budget, and their income was based on their prospective jobs.

In its fifth year, the Credit for Life Fair for high school seniors enrolled in some sort of business class can be a wake-up call, as students bounce from table to table at the morning event and watch their play money be consumed by real-life expenses.

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