The dangers of not teaching personal finance to kids

6/12/2012

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Washington Post blogger Valerie Strauss recently featured a guest post about why children should be educated in personal finance. 

One in four Americans has no savings at all, writes guest blogger Brian Page. Only 11 percent of individuals with a 401(k) are putting enough money away to meet their retirement needs.

These frightening statistics illustrate the consequences of not equipping our students with basic personal finance tools and concepts — and Americans know it. We need to give students the skills needed to navigate modern day life, and that means teaching personal finance in the classroom.   

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