Framingham students wrestle with real life finances

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From student loan debt to the soaring cost of housing, students got a glimpse of what their financial futures might hold during an event Friday at Keefe Regional Technical School.

About 150 seniors from Keefe Tech and 50 students from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School participated in a program called “Reality Check,” which aims to help students understand the financial pressures they will face as young adults.

Using an estimated monthly salary, students visited a series of checkpoints where they encumbered expenses such as car insurance, apartment rentals and groceries. Volunteers from local businesses and the Framingham Rotary helped explain how quickly costs can eat into your paycheck.

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