Off-Ramp for October 10, 2009

Youth Finance: Who's Teaching Kids to Manage Their Money?

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Andrea Domanick

High school economics teacher Chuck Currier makes a point of incorporating personal finance management into his curriculum. He says that activities like back-to-school shopping can great tools to teach young people about managing their money.

With the economy - or the mis-management of it - emerging as the biggest story of our time, Off-Ramp contributor Andrea Domanick tries to figure out why nobody is teaching kids about personal finance.

Andrea meets up with Chuck Currier, a high school finance teacher, at the mall to find out what kids know, and don't know, about personal finance. Then she confronts her mother. While Andrea learned the value of earning what you spend, she asks her mom, why didn't you teach me how to spend it responsibly?


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