Should Financial Management Be Taught In Schools?

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  1. longtermbull

    longtermbull Administrator Staff Member

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    The idea of young adults leaving school with no idea about financial management is one which should strike fear into the hearts of each and every parent. The problem is that financial management is not seen as an important part of the curriculum and therefore very few, if any, schools ensure your children are ready for the big bad world. So, this begs the question, should financial management be taught in schools?

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  2. JR Ewing

    JR Ewing Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes it should. And it should be taught from a perspective of individual responsibility - not from the current pervasive leftist point of view that the government should provide for everything from cradle to grave, that debts should be routinely forgiven, etc.
     
  3. longtermbull

    longtermbull Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi JR, we have similar issues here in the UK. First and foremost people think the state should fund their lives and secondly many will consider a job. It should surely be the other way around? Is it a way to buy votes in the US as it seems to be in the UK?
     
  4. SteakTartare

    SteakTartare Senior Investor

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    Yes, it absolutely should. If nothing else, it is a basic survival skill all citizens should possess.
     

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