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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.-Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Education Dan Iannicola, Jr. visited Van Buren Middle School here last week in recognition of the school’s financial education efforts, an issue near and dear to credit unions. As part of his tour, Iannicola taught a lesson from the Junior Achievement’s Personal Economics program called “Using Credit Wisely” to eighth grade students. He then presented a Certificate of Recognition to the school for its efforts to promote financial education. “It is critical that we make financial education a priority, he said. “While financial education is very important for adults, it can have the greatest overall impact on young people whose financial habits have not yet been formed.” While in New Mexico, Iannicola also met with representatives of the Native Financial Education Coalition, which advances financial education in Native communities.

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