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Study: Most states don’t score well on financial literacy


Given the extraordinary amount of debt that Americans wallow in daily, you’d think that teaching financial literacy in school and at home would be a priority, the Washington Post reports. Guess again. A new study on the state of financial literacy programs in public schools ranks only 7 states with an A and 22 with a D or F. And it says that parents are no more comfortable talking to their kids about sex than they are about money, so young people aren’t learning about the subject at home, either. The study, which you can find here, was done by the Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College, which assigned grades to states for the quality of their financial literacy programs…

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