While I can’t guarantee that I would have paid super close attention to a personal finance education class if I had taken it, I’m sure it would have been a better use of my time than some of the other classes that were required when I was in school.
Note: Yes, I use the Pythagorean theorem all the time in my day to day life… Just kidding!
Don’t get me wrong, what is currently taught in school is great and all, but adding personal finance into the curriculum would be a great way to give kids a good foundation that could impact their lives well into the future. While many people leave school not really remembering everything, just a background of personal finance could greatly improve a person’s life.
Personal finance was not a required class when I was in high school, but I sure wish it was. Now, more schools are starting to make personal finance education a required class, but I believe this needs to be a requirement for every student, as personal finance can greatly shape and change your life. [Read more…]