Originally Posted by Arc
One of Slow Twitcher's posts got be fired up again regarding how schools fail to teach kids the basic financial info that could make all the difference for them as it relates to financial security.
I'm not even sure I agree with the premise that schools, especially for elementary and middle school-aged kids should even try. Schools should stick to the basics like reading, writing, and math..not to mention history, geography and sciences...get kids to master those subjects first.
If they can master those basic subjects, everything you need to know about basic finances can be self taught in about a day or two. If they can't master those basic subjects, its not going to matter a bit how financially sophisticated they are....they'll have no finances to worry about.