Sunday, June 7, 2009

It's About Time

Financial literacy should be a graduation requirement.

Link to June 7 Stevens Point Journal article, "Schools put focus on financial literacy".

Excerpt: Michaela Rodencal credits her parents and high school teachers for teaching her about responsibly using credit and managing finances.

The 18-year-old senior, who took a personal finance course at Wisconsin Rapids Lincoln High School, appreciates the daily instruction she received about the inherent problems with falling too far into debt.

"I think it's extremely important to make anyone financially literate," Rodencal said. "I know I get offers for credit cards like, once a week, and I wouldn't know (the dangers) if it wasn't for my parents or school."

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