In New York City at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Harlem one HOPE Corp Volunteer, after discussing budgeting for groceries, was told by a 5th Grader that,

"You don’t have to budget.  Just pay with Food Stamps”.
Another student, when asked how do you save your money responded by saying,

“You put all the money and jewelry away, maybe under the mattress or something until everyone leaves.  So that no one steals it”.


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