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HSFPP Stories of Impact

Budgeting Moves Family Beyond Living Paycheck to Paycheck

HSFPP Stories of Impact

real teachers real stories

by Robin Schwandner, Social Studies Dept Head, Brackettville, Texas

I knew that I had reached my students when a parent thanked me for teaching her daughter money management skills. Her daughter had been teaching her mother what she learned in class. They had begun budgeting for everything and created a spending plan. Her daughter was very involved and they had begun saving more and spending less. Her mom was a single parent and money was tight. This was a huge transformation as they now had an emergency fund and were not living paycheck to paycheck anymore.