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Students participate in finance experiment

By Mark Bashore, WKAR News

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(Lansing, MI) – Lansing, MI (WKAR) - It's well known that Michigan is going through its worst recession since FDR was president. These trying times have forced millions of people to re-budget and re-evaluate their spending priorities. It's a hard thing for any adult.

But imagine trying to juggle car payments, a mortgage and all the financial demands of family life at age 14? Students at Waverly Middle School in Lansing got a little taste of that recently during a school project called "The Reality Store."

WKAR's Mark Bashore files this audio postcard.

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