Why We Exist
Many public school students end up graduating high school without an adequate understanding of basic financial literacy concepts, resulting in financial illiteracy.
According to a Forbes analysis:
· Two-thirds of American adults cannot pass a basic financial literacy test.
· 44% of Americans don’t have enough cash to cover a $400 emergency.
· 43% of student loan borrowers are not making payments.
· Only five states have a personal finance requirement in high school.
If we’re not ready to bring financial education into the classroom, then the responsibility ultimately falls on individuals to educate themselves.