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Central Lakes College student Anna Backberg (left), Shelly Sowada from Frandsen

Encouraging financial literacy


Balancing a check book.

Budgeting expenditures.

Using electronic banking. 

In these economic times, skills in handling money matters may never have been more important. At Central Lakes College, a student survey found education on banking basics scored high on a list of desired education topics.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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