Apr 15 2014


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High School Personal Finance Classes: Are They Really Useless?


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Studies show that high school personal finance classes have no effect on adult spending and investing patterns.  

I published my thoughts on the topic with Assetbuilder: 

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About the author

andrew hallam

I'm a freelance finance writer, lucky enough to have been nominated as a finalist for two Canadian National Publishing Awards. I'm also the author of Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School, a book explaining how I became a millionaire on a teacher's salary, while still in my 30s. Working to empower people financially, I'm available to motivate and inspire people on basic retirement planning and index investing. I'm happy to comment on your questions, first, please read the Terms of Use.

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  1. avatar

    Hi Andrew, I couldn’t get the link to open for the article. Not sure if it’s an issue on my system or if the link is broken. Interested in reading this post. Thanks! MW

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      Andrew Hallam

      Thanks so much Michael. It’s fixed.

  2. avatar

    I remember taking Consumer Education in high school. I loved it because it taught stuff that I knew was directly relevant to my life. I only wish I had some financial and investment training as a child. I had to learn all these lessons on my own through the help of great writers such as yourself. I think relevant education empowers people to make smart decisions, and I’m hoping that our high schools will eventually add classes to teach these necessary life skills. Maybe then, we won’t have to read headlines about how people are 165% in debt and not saving anything for retirement. Instead, we might all choose to live within our means and make whatever adjustments we can to put ourselves on the right path.

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