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A concerned retired teacher gets some lessons in money management
A concerned retired teacher gets some lessons in money management

For years, Sasha Firman worried that her students were moving through high school unprepared for the world ahead of them. Her language students needed help with basic grammar, spelling, punctuation — things they should have mastered long before. "You wondered about them just sitting down and trying to fill out job applications," Firman said. With as many as 49 students in a class, individualized attention was impossible. "I loved my job," Firman said. "I did the best I could." Now seven years into retirement, the 67-year-old Firman knows the anxiety some of her students must have felt facing an unknown future. "I have this fear of the...

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