Title: Bridging the Gap: The Importance of Personal Finance Education in High SchoolJun 12, 2023
Hello MoneyBricks Community,
As a leading voice in personal finance education, we believe in empowering individuals to navigate their financial journeys with confidence and knowledge. As part of our ongoing mission to build healthy money stories, one brick at a time, we wanted to address a critical issue in our society today: the lack of mandatory personal finance education in U.S. high schools.
As of 2020, only five states — Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Virginia, and Utah — require a standalone course in personal finance for high school graduation. This means that in the vast majority of our country, students may graduate from high school without a basic understanding of personal finance, leaving them unprepared to make wise financial decisions as they enter adulthood.
At MoneyBricks, we find this deeply concerning. Financial literacy is not just about being able to balance a checkbook or understanding the concept of interest rates. It's about gaining the knowledge and skills necessary to create financial plans, manage income, understand investing, and navigate the financial ecosystem. These are essential life skills that can contribute to individual and societal economic health, reduce financial stress, and promote a more secure future.
Our mission at MoneyBricks is to fill this educational gap. We've created a comprehensive 9-module course that covers the basics of personal finance. Once these modules are completed, our entire course catalog opens up for you to delve deeper into each topic at your own pace. Our courses are designed to build on each other, helping you construct your healthy money story, one brick at a time.
We commend the five states that have taken the initiative to require personal finance education for high school graduation. However, there's still a long way to go. We believe that financial literacy should not be a privilege, but a right for everyone. It's time to make personal finance education a national priority.
As we continue to advocate for more financial education in schools, we also invite you to take control of your financial literacy journey with us. Whether you're a high school student, a young adult, or a lifelong learner, our platform is here to empower you with the knowledge and tools to build a strong financial foundation.
At MoneyBricks, we're dedicated to every single member's financial success. Your journey towards financial freedom starts here. Join us as we build a financially literate community, one brick at a time.
Thank you for being part of our community and for joining us in this important mission.
Best, The MoneyBricks Team
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