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Financial Literacy

Posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Financial Literacy In a recent international survey of financial literacy, American 15-year-olds scored average. That score was less than thrilling to financial experts, who say students from the most developed country on the list should have done better. In Ohio, financial literacy is mandated, but no curriculum is specified. What are American youth not being taught and how does it affect them later in life? And what financial literacy tips could the rest of the country learn?

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Economy

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Elizabeth Scheiderer, CFP Financial Advisor NCA Financial Planners
Sheryl Harris, Consumer columnist, The Plain Dealer
William Cheeks, Regional Director-Eastern States for Jumpstart
Todd Allyn Williams, Associate Professor of Business Administration at Cuyahoga Community
Armin Ameri, (former) ideastream intern
Ryan Milowicki, ideastream intern

Additional Information

Secret Millionaires Club with Warren Buffett
U.S. teens rank between Latvia and Russia on financial literacy, far below Shanghai

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