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Belmont Girl Scouts learn financial literacy from Cambridge Savings Bank

Posted by Laura Gomez  March 21, 2013 03:16 PM

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Courtesy of Cambridge Savings Bank

Belmont Girl Scouts earn finance badges with help from Cambridge Savings Bank in Burbank Elementary School.

Cambridge Savings Bank (CSB) recently presented “Money and Math,” a financial education program, to Burbank Elementary School’s 4th Grade Junior Girl Scout Troop 71938, according to a press release.

“Money and Math” challenged the 15 Girl Scouts by presenting them with brain-teasers such as creating a single large sum of money using as few bills and coins as possible, as well as trivia regarding the men on United States bills including Woodrow Wilson on the rare $100,000 note.

Evan Diamond, vice president and Financial Education Program manager at CSB, helped the troop work their way toward special badges in financial literacy.

“The highlight of the afternoon was when Mr. Diamond split the girls into two teams to debate whether the $2 bill should be retired and replaced with a $3 bill,” said troop co-leader Sarah Isenberg. “The girls thoroughly enjoyed working with Mr. Diamond and learning more about something they're exposed to every day.”

Since 2010, CSB has educated more than 7,400 participants through live financial lessons. CSB also provides online financial education resources through the CSBsmart page on its website.

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