Will you handle money in the future? Of course, we all will. Regardless of what your interests are, drama, sports, science, math or business, or working with your hands, you will handle money in the future. You will have to deal with Budgets, Bills, Debt, Savings, Spending, Credit cards, Mortgages. All scary words for graduates on the threshold of the “real world.” All the more scary if the student isn’t financially literate and doesn’t know a thing about managing his or her money.
And why wouldn't it be scary? According to the Council for Economic Education, a premier organization that concentrates on the economic and financial education of students ranging from kindergarten through high school, the state of financial and economic education in America is at risk.
There is student demand for personal finance classes, according to the 2011 teen and money survey conducted by the investment firm of Charles Schwab. Among 16 to 18-year-olds surveyed, 86% said they would rather learn about money management in a class than make financial mistakes in the real world.
This course covers all of the above plus getting a job, setting goals, budgeting, saving, investing, various types of credit including credit cards and mortgages, insurance, buying a house, and buying a car. A student taking this course has the opportunity to learn lessons they will carry with them the rest of their life and be certified as financially Literate.