They say the first step to wisdom is knowing what you don’t know.
If that’s the case, a group of young adults, ages 18 to 24, is on the road to true understanding. Asked in a survey cosponsored by the National Financial Educators Council (NFEC), DreamCatcher Wealth Management, and The Minerva Foundation which high school-level course would benefit their lives the most, the majority (51.4 percent) chose “money management” as their answer.
The online survey sought to measure young people’s opinions about the value of personal finance education relative to other coursework commonly offered by public secondary schools.
Respondents were asked, “Which of these high school-level courses would benefit your life the most?” Among the response options they were provided were “mathematics (algebra, geometry)”; “money management (personal finance)”; “science (biology, chemistry)”; and “social studies (history, government).”