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Old 12-18-2006, 04:36 PM   #41
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Re: Basic Book Recommendation

Originally Posted by Nords
Dang, it's almost as if the government seems to want the public to be financially ignorant and pay extra taxes.

If the schools don't teach financial management to our kids, how can they expect the parents to do it?!? Oh, wait, financial managment is just basic math and doesn't require partial differential equations...

Seriously, are any of you parents expecting the schools to show your kid how to balance a checkbook when they're not even allowed to teach how to put on a condom or shoot a firearm?
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Re: Basic Book Recommendation
Old 12-18-2006, 06:31 PM   #42
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I've always been irritated by the school's irresponsibility regarding finances.
I have been irritated, too. But let's say you were able to convince the local school board to have a seminar in money management and investing. You'd say "I'd be happy to come in and teach the kids about investing." But someone on the board would say, "You don't have any credentials," and they would bring in a certified financial planner, who would teach them that the kids need to pay someone 1.5% to buy load funds for them.

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