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HSFPP Stories of Impact

by Barbara Harmon, Army Instructor, Uniontown, Pa.

Many times students do not "get" the material that you teach until much later when it personally affects them. Just yesterday I ran into a former student who graduated in 2016.

As a mother to a new baby, she now understands why it is important to "pay yourself first" and set aside money for emergencies. She also understands that you need to take care of your needs before your wants and not take on too much debt.

She wanted me to talk to her significant other and help her explain this to him. She said everyone needs to take the NEFE course, then more young people would not get into financial trouble!