15 Fundamental Financial Topics High Schools And Colleges Should Teach Students
Striking out on their own for the first time is challenging for most young adults, but it’s likely easier if they’ve had a good grounding in basic financial topics. Many young adults find finances difficult to manage and understand, dreading such common, important tasks as managing debt payments, filing their tax returns and even setting up a personal budget.
A minimal (or missing) focus on financial education during their high school and college years may be keeping many young people from properly managing money, which may push them into significant debt or cause them to overlook opportunities to grow their savings. Here, 15 Forbes Finance Council members share financial topics they believe schools should be teaching to increase students’ overall financial literacy. Read more on Forbes.com.