Studies show buying habits begin much younger than we think -- as young as 8 or 9 years of age. However, most parents and school teachers don't have a basic grasp on money matters to teach it to kids. Vince Shorb, CEO of National Financial Educators Council, says even states which require financial literacy in the schools are failing to meet minimum education standards.
Shorb says Financial Literacy is the one subject which benefits 100% of people, but is given the least amount of time in schools. On top of that, most teachers are simply given an outline of what to teach, but not the skills to explain it.
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