Thursday, April 11, 2013

April is ... Financial Literacy Month?

Really, I looked it up -- April is not about The Masters, it's Financial Literacy Month.  Wikipedia says so. I bring this up only because, yes, there was a survey about people's knowledge of finances, specifically high school students.  The lede:
Nearly half of U.S. high school students say they do not know how to establish good credit, according to new research released today by EverFi, Inc., the education technology company that teaches, assesses, and certifies students in critical skills including financial literacy. 
The survey of high school kiddies between ages 13 and 18 finds the state of financial literacy is "grim."
You can follow the survey link above for more details, if it interests you.  My favorite survey factoid?  A third of high school students think a credit score of 300 is good.  I didn't know it was possible to get a credit score that low.

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