Students Learn Money Management

High School students learned money management 101 at Youngstown State University Tuesday.

Junior Achievement of the Mahoning Valley teamed up with the money experts from the Associated School Employees Credit Union for the financial life skills conference.

500 students from 14 schools in Trumbull and Mahoning counties received tips on budgets, investments and the importance of credit.

“The better educated and informed individuals are, the better members of society they’ll be,” said Michael Kurish with Associated School Employees Credit Union. “They’ll have an economic advantage they wouldn’t have had if they had not had the training.”

Teachers said the students don’t necessarily learn these lessons in the classroom, but will have to know it upon graduating.

“The budgeting portion will show them how to start basic budgets, keep track of their income and expenses,” said Michele Merkel, president of Junior Achievement Mahoning Valley. “Once they get into college, their going to have to start budgeting and know what they’re spending.”

April is Financial Literacy Month.

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