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Parents: School is back in session, time to teach kids vital financial lessons

(BPT) - The first months of the school year are full of new lessons and experiences for children. While subjects like history, science and math aim to prepare kids for college and careers, there’s one vitally important educational goal that falls to parents to fulfill – financial education.

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