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Retired judge speaks to MS students about money management

Retired Federal Bankruptcy Judge John Ninfo spoke to Gates Chili Middle School students about the importance of financial wellness on March 7.

Ninfo shared his experiences as a judge with about 150 seventh-graders. He also gave advice to the family and consumer sciences classes, such as not using credit cards to buy things you can’t afford, the danger of taking on too much debt and the importance of saving money.

Judge Ninfo founded the National Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE) Program. He has shared his knowledge about finances with students for more than 20 years. The Brighton resident has received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges, the ESL Jefferson Award and the first-ever WXXI Be More Informed Award.


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