Nathan Dungan —
Money and Moral Balance

The sales are starting, the stores are open late, and many of us are gearing up to spend more money than we actually have in a holiday season with deep roots in religion. We explore the turmoil many of us experience with money in our day-to-day lives — and how we might work towards a moral and practical balance for ourselves and the next generation.

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is a financial educator and president of Share-Save-Spend, an organization that helps people develop healthy financial habits.

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» "The Formative Influences" (mp3, 7:01)
In this audio clip not aired, Dungan talks about his upbringing, a natural blend of religion and finances.

» "Making a Change" (mp3, 4:52)
Dungan worked in lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001, where he witnessed the destruction of the World Trade Center. He considers that disastrous event a turning point in his thinking about consumerism, and discovered a new role for himself as a financial planner.

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