April is Financial Literacy Month, and while it’s always a great time to talk about financial literacy, April shines a big spotlight on my favorite topic! Not everyone will geek out about it like I do—and I’m okay with that—but we need to face some hard truths. Nearly one-fourth of millennials are spending more than they earn, college students are racking up record debt, and more and more people say they have less than three months’ worth of emergency funds. We have to teach the skills that will let students enjoy their earnings and look forward to...

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  • About the Author:

    Jacqueline Prester is a business teacher and instructional technology specialist at Mansfield High School in Mansfield, Mass. She’s been nationally recognized for her contributions to education in the areas of technology integration, financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and STEM and is the Treasurer of the MassCUE Board of Directors, Vice President of the Massachusetts Business Educators Association’s Board of Directors, and co-founder of Edcamp Southeastern Massachusetts.