Your daily read today comes courtesy of our dedicated intern Ari Wubbold — who just happens to have a pulse on all things academic and policy-related. Survey of the States 2011: The State of Economic and Personal Finance Education in our Nation’s Schools is an interesting study linking economic education, personal financial know-how, and the holistic health of local and national economies.
While we stay neutral at DHM Research, they aptly summarize their thesis below:
“Just as it was not possible to live in an industrialized society without print literacy – the ability to read and write – so it is not possible to live in today’s world without being financially literate. To fully participate in society today, financial literacy is critical.”