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Lynn O'Driscoll's Personal Financial Management class at East Ridge High School utilizes a simulation where students are tasked with finding a job, finding an apartment and managing their finances. There is a personal finance lesson that accompanies each part of the simulation. Students are tasked with furnishing their apartment, as well as buying groceries, managing their time and figuring out transportation.

Money management in the real world

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East Ridge High School freshmen are still a ways away from being on their own, but they are already starting to experience the real world.


Students in Lynn O'Driscoll's personal financial management class are getting a taste of the real world through a classroom simulation.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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