EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Dec. 1, 2009) – A survey of high school seniors conducted by the national Jump$tart Coalition® for Personal Financial Literacy in 2008 revealed that the number of high school students judged to be financially literate had fallen to its lowest level ever – just 48.3 percent. To better prepare high school students for success as adults, 20 states have already updated graduation requirements to include a one-semester personal finance course, or to incorporate personal finance concepts in the curricula for existing courses such as economics, business, or social studies.

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