Students get financial pointers from Feds
Banking, credit, identity theft and money aren't exactly subjects one would expect to stir up excitement in the average high school freshman.
But last week's presentations by Deborah Bloomberg, an educational advisor from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, had Martha's Vineyard Regional High School students literally leaping out of their seats.
Ms. Bloomberg spent last Thursday and Friday at the school reinforcing and educating students on good credit practices as part of a program sponsored by the high school business education department. She prepared two presentations: "Consumer Savvy," which focused on banking, credit, and identity theft and "Teens and Credit," which advised students on establishing credit during college. She also demonstrated new personal financial education resources at a Thursday after-school workshop for Island teachers.