Personal Finance in the Classroom? Finally a State is Making a Change!
A solid step forward in the right direction.
Close your eyes and think back to your childhood. Remember all the good times you had in grade school and all the fun lessons you learned from your teachers. Now ask yourself, was personal finance taught in school? Fast forward to now, that probably would have helped you out if it was right? Why weren’t we taught this from grade school? I know a lot of people having trouble with their finances simply because they were never taught how to effectively manage their cash.
Here’s the good news and a solid step forward in the right direction.
Wisconsin public schools are helping their students understand basic personal finance concepts such as credit, compound interest(very important), and budgeting.
Wisconsin’s State Assembly passed a bill recently that would require public schools to incorporate financial literacy into their kindergarten-through-12th-grade curriculum. If the bill passes, this would be the first time that school districts would incorporate personal finance into the school’s curriculum.
I have to say, if this was taught when I was in grade school, I wouldn’t have suffered through the pain points of having no money in my youth. Let’s face it, that’s why I learned about personal finance in the first place, to get out of the rut that I placed myself in simply because managing my money was foreign to me at the time.
For those of you that were not taught personal finance as a child, myself included, this is where WalletGyde comes in. My co-founders and I saw this problem first hand and decided to do something about it. We can all agree that it sucks living paycheck to paycheck or not having money for emergencies. It can be a scary thing to think about. With WalletGyde, we aim to take this scared feeling out of the equation by simplifying your savings. With a press of a button, you’re guided from start to finish with the exact steps that it takes to complete your financial goals within 12 weeks. Focusing on being there with you, rather that just showing you that you’re spending too much going out.
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