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Learning money talks

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Leader photo by Briana Arrington- Marketing instructor at Louisiana Tech University Larry Jarrell volunteers as a financial counselor to help students from Choudrant High School sort hypothetical budgets out at the Dollars & $ense Reality Fair held by the United Way in the Ruston Civic Center Wednesday and Thursday.

Sophomores from all over Lincoln Parish came to the Ruston Civic Center Wednesday and Thursday to learn how to keep within budget boundaries.

The United Way teamed up with Cedar Creek, Bethel, Simsboro, Ruston, Grambling and Choudrant Schools for the fourth consecutive year to present the Dollars $ense Reality Fair.

“This is a financial education simulation we’ve been doing this since 2010,” Michelle Saucer, community impact director for the United Way, said. “Students are all given a different job with a monthly salary.”

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