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Can You Make it Through the Month? Financial Decisions of the Poor

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Here’s an online “game” found for us by one of our most trusted advisers, Boston University Finance Professor Zvi Bodie. “Spent” was created through a collaboration between Urban Ministries of Durham in North Carolina and the advertising firm McKinney. It gives a sense of what it means to be poor in America these days. Eye-opening, if dispiriting:

Watch ‘SPENT’ about what went into making the game:

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