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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Over 500 students from 14 local high schools will learn important life skills at a Youngstown State University seminar.

The Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley, Williamson College of Business and Administration and The Associate School Employees Credit Union will host their sixth annual financial life skills conference on Tuesday at 9:15 a.m.

In honor of Financial Literacy Month, 25 educators will present the "Financial Starting Points" forum, which is designed to give students information and experience in managing credit, investing in their futures and building personal budgets.

Each student will be given a salary and will visit a variety of stations to determine their monthly expenses such as food, housing, clothing, education, transportation and other essential spending.

Based on their salaries, they will have to create a budget for themselves.

Dean of The Williamson College, Dr. Betty Jo Licata, will be the keynote speaker for the event, and other community leaders will be speaking as well.

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