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'Dollars and Sense' Helps Teens with Financial Literacy

"It's important for everyone to have a good understanding of money management, especially young people, so they can be successful in life and ultimately reach their goals." Amy Leyenbeck, United Way Community Initiatives Director is excited to be offering the teen-focused 'Dollars & Sense' program at local agencies serving youth.

Dollars & Sense is targeted to help teens improve their financial literacy and covers a wide range of topics, with workshops focusing on everything from saving for the future to learning about how to be smart with credit cards.
 
"Dollars and Sense offers a fun, approachable way to learn key financial concepts, to set career and education goals, and to manage money responsibly," said Leyenbeck. "Young people need to learn these financial principles early so, when they start making critical decisions about their future, they understand the long-term implications those decisions will have."
 
Organizations interested in offering a workshop to their teens can contact United Way Community Initiatives Director Amy Leyenbeck at amy (at) monroeunitedway.org or (812)334-8370 x11.
 
United Way partnered with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to create Dollars & Sense.
 

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