Here’s your Financial Literacy News Roundup for Thursday, August 17, 2017:
- Ever read an entire terms-and-conditions agreement from a company like Best Buy? One Oregon teacher made her FinLit students do just that. The reaction, according to the Beaverton Valley Times: “so boring but so helpful.” Read more >>
- A survey conducted in July by the National Financial Educators Council found that, in 49 of 50 states, Americans between the ages of 18-24 ranked Money Management higher than math, social studies, and science when asked which would benefit their lives most. Read more >>
- Mississippi was the state least interested in FinLit in the above survey, but two Mississippi natives are working to change that attitude and to deal with the growing problem of “bank deserts.” Read more >>
- And just for fun, an…interesting take on the future of financial literacy, all the way from New Zealand: “So, financial literacy 101 will involve living somewhere you can dig your own well. Or, somewhere you can intercept a river (as long as you’re upstream of a cow).” Read more >>
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