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Rock Band GOODING Teaches Finance Skills To Teens

May 19, 2017
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Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll are a supposed trifecta. But drop the drugs, drop the sex, and add financial literacy.

Then, you get GOODING, a rock band that preaches fiscal responsibility and rails against financial inequality. They visit middle and high schools across the country to rock out and to encourage young people to get the lowdown on their own finances. They performed at Inman Middle School earlier this week

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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

Stephanie M. Lennox / WABE

Every time a child goes to their parents for help, it has something to do with money. Kids tend to get their allowances from their parents when they are doing chores for them or when they are on their best behavior, but what happens when the allowance runs out and the child doesn't have any money to put into their savings? 

That's the time when you bring in a young financial expert to the forefront to talk about ways to maintain economic responsibility.