Talk to your kids about financial fitness

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When it comes to financial fitness, mom and dad are not the only ones who need to learn how to balance a check. That's why News 10 went back to school to see how some students are learning to crunch the numbers and learn to live within their means.

It's all in the name of good financial fitness. Students are learning the importance thanks to a personal finance class. The teacher Mike Backus says, "We mainly talk about budgeting, we talk about credit debt, which is a big thing nowadays. We talk about investing and how to invest in the stock market.

The curriculum is guided by the principles of financial expert Dave Ramsey. Backus calls the class a real awakening for students since many have never been forced to live on a budget or punch a time clock.

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