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Newton high school students learn about dollars and “sense'

Posted by Laura Gomez  January 15, 2013 05:06 PM

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Cambridge Savings Bank recently concluded its CSBsmart Financial Education Program at Newton North and South High Schools.

The program taught students critically important financial skills through a four-lesson curriculum focusing on budgeting, saving, managing a checking account, credit smarts, and fraud awareness, according to a press release from the bank.

For the first time, Cambridge Savings Bank extended the program to both Newton North and Newton South students.

The success of the program is based on student’s retention of the financial information presented, according to the release. Thanks to the program, students were able to answer 75 percent of financial questions correctly on a post-session evaluation. This compares to a pre-session average score of 46 percent.

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Evan Diamond (center), Financial Education Program manager at Cambridge Savings Bank, and Newton South teacher, Jack MacLellan (right), present a certificate of graduation from the CSBsmart Financial Education Program to a Newton South student.

Since 2010, Cambridge Savings Bank has educated over 7,000 participants with live financial lessons. In addition, the bank provides its communities with online financial education resources through the CSBsmart section of its website.

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Evan Diamond (center), Financial Education Program manager at Cambridge Savings Bank, and Newton North teacher, Ellen Novinsky (right), present a certificate of graduation from the CSBsmart Financial Education Program to a Newton North student.

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