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At Oyler School, prom is more than a party

May 3, 2013
When a high-poverty school in Cincinnati added a high school seven years ago, prom was essential.
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How much is too much spending on big life events?

Apr 26, 2013
A Visa study finds that prom costs about $1,100 -- but kids from families with incomes under $50,000, and kids with single parents, spend more on prom. Turns out there’s a long tradition of chastising the poor for spending “too much” on big life events.
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Prom spending keeps rising

Jun 8, 2012
Would you spend $1,000 to go to prom? Many do. The recession, if anything, is a bigger motivator to go big for a high school dance party.
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Families choose to splurge for prom

May 18, 2012
It's prom season, and surveys show that American families will be spending $1,000 on average for prom this year, up a third from last year.
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