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Battling to save financial souls

Program teaches churchgoers how to budget, eliminate debt

Leo Jerome learned how to shrink her debt during a class at the Boston Missionary Baptist Church. Leo Jerome learned how to shrink her debt during a class at the Boston Missionary Baptist Church. (Michele McDonald/Globe Staff)
By Vanessa E. Jones
Globe Staff / February 9, 2009

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For 11 years, Lea Jerome of Charlestown was a spending fiend. She attends Boston Missionary Baptist Church in Roxbury every Sunday and likes to look good when she goes there. So she'd buy pants and long dresses that she loved to pair together or shop at DSW for shoes. Sometimes she'd never even wear her purchases. (Full article: 958 words)

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