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WASHINGTON — Michelle Singletary, “The Color of Money” personal finance columnist for The Washington Post, used her life experiences to illustrate for credit unions that financial education should be personal.

She noted that former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill had said that financial education starts in the schools and though she agrees that more needs to be done at school, Singletary said it really needs to begin at home. She read from one of her books, Spend Well, Live Rich, a passage about Big Mama, her grandmother, who taught her about saving and the differences between needs and wants.

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