Are you concerned about the lack of personal finance education available to young citizens in your local high school? If so, become an advocate for your high school’s students’ financial sophistication education! How can you be an advocate? Talk to your local high school principal and school board members. Find out how personal finance topics are being taught in your local high school. Advocate for your local high school to offer a personal finance elective course or require financial sophistication training as a graduation requirement. Make sure your local high school is providing teachers with the training that will give them the confidence, skills and curriculum tools that they need to be successful in the classroom.
There will come a time where everyone will need to be independent and do things on their own, so learning financial literacy now is beyond helpful. I learned so much helpful information about taxes, credit cards, bank statements and insurance… but I think the most helpful thing I learned was about saving and budgeting. I think a lot of people make at least some effort to save money, but they do not always make monthly budgets for themselves. I think it is so important to know how much money you have to spend so you don’t overspend on things you don’t need.