Author Topic: Financial Literacy  (Read 835 times)

bacchi

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Financial Literacy
« on: February 26, 2021, 12:34:58 PM »
tl;dr A frugal assistant principal starts an innovative personal finance program at his high school.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-one-high-school-is-teaching-hundreds-of-students-to-become-millionaires-2019-05-03?mod=article_inline

The kids get paid, learn about checking accounts, and invest in index funds in their Roth IRAs.

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Re: Financial Literacy
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2021, 01:22:16 PM »
Very neat program, definitely will be life changing for many. I wish that some financial literacy was taught in all high schools.

katsiki

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Re: Financial Literacy
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2021, 05:57:46 PM »
This is awesome!  I wish all schools would teach this as well.

Raenia

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Re: Financial Literacy
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2021, 08:47:40 AM »
That's amazing, it's really going to make a difference for all those kids, and probably many of their families as well.  Hopefully they are able to expand the program to more schools, with such a promising start.

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Re: Financial Literacy
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2021, 10:49:23 AM »
This sounds wonderful. I like how actual money is involved to help the lessons really stick. I vaguely remember doing some stock market game stuff in math class back in the day but it still seemed pretty abstract with no skin in the game.