Technology & Innovation

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Technology & Innovation

Financial management and youth are like oil and vinegar--they don’t mix.  Managing finances is a distant and removed—and thus boring--prospect for most young people. In fact, the very idea of managing anything is unappealing to today’s youth.  The teenage years are the rebel years, the years when we strive for independence, when we seek freedom, when we distance ourselves from authority in an attempt to stake our claim. But many teens don’t associate freedom with the responsibility it necessitates. Ironically, assuming responsibility for one’s finances is precisely what empowers people to get where they want to go. So the burning question remains; how do we help our young people learn sound financial management skills? 

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