New course targets financial fitness

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Finance managers Becky Friel, of Country Dodge, and Lisa Halsey, of Jeff D’Ambrosio Chrysler, both located in Oxford, recently visited the Financial Fitness classes taught by Kim Webber at Oxford Area High School, speaking with the students about buying vs. leasing a vehicle, establishing credit and maintaining a good credit score. Offered for the first time this school year, the course provides students with an opportunity to investigate a wide range of financial concepts, focusing on developing the tools and skills needed to effectively manage personal finances. Topics that are covered include understanding payroll deductions and taxes, budgeting, savings and spending plans, and protecting against credit and identity theft. The class has also heard presentations by representatives of National Penn Bank and Horace Mann Insurance. Pictured from left are Ms. Webber, senior Taylor England, Ms. Friel, Ms. Halsey and senior Sabreena Byrd.

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