Financial literacy seminar set for SC teens

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (AP/WCSC) - Young people are getting a chance to find out about money, banking basics and financial management during a seminar on financial literacy in North Charleston.

The event is scheduled for Saturday at Charleston Southern University from 1p.m. until 5 p.m. Registration for the event starts at 12:30 p.m. and is expected to be held in near the Strom Thurmond Student Center.

The seminar is for young people ages 12 to 21 and is being sponsored by the university, Junior Achievement of Coastal Carolina and the Homeowner Resource Center.

The seminar divides the participants into three groups by ages. It includes topics such as basic budgeting, using a debit card, smart ways to use credit and how to find a job.

Dinner and a free rock concert is schedule to take place after the seminar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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