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Tallahassee workshop teaches students about financial literacy

Workshop starts at 6:00 p.m.
Posted at 5:24 PM, Apr 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-05 17:24:57-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — April is National Fair Housing Month, and the City of Tallahassee is helping students learn more about finances to prepare them for the future.

There's a workshop Friday that's designed to give students financial literacy tools, like investing, saving and valuing credit.

Organizers will put the students through different scenarios where they'll have to make choices about money.

The Tallahassee Lenders Consortium says smart financial decisions should start at a young age.

"We usually get that type of skill from our parents, and a lot of times, depending on what generation you were in, that was the parents' business. It was not the children's business," said Karen Miller, Assistant Executive Director of Tallahassee Lenders Consortium. "Then, we had some parents who taught their kids savings from a very young age, and you definitely can tell the difference when it comes to the business of the household now."

The workshop starts at 6:00 p.m. at Bethel AME Church on Orange Avenue.

On Saturday, the city has organized a Fair and Affordable Housing Symposium and Expo at the same location.