The latest on financial literacy in schools and how women ended up with the most student debt
Here are some favorite personal finance reads from around the web this week.
—The New York Times
An amazing essay by a 16-year-old (yes, that’s right, 16) about why American students need financial literacy courses in schools.
—The Washington Post
In case you missed this story, here’s a look at the college experience from two very different perspectives. The party-hearty, spring-breaking college student you see on TV represents only a small fraction of students nationwide.
Another reason it’s so important to tackle the wage gap now? Women owe $890 billion in student loans—the majority of America’s $1.5 trillion student debt. Because women earn less, it takes longer to pay off those balances—and they accrue even more interest. The only way to break this cycle is by working toward income equality.
—The Wall Street Journal
This supersmart piece by financial literacy champion Annamaria Lusardi explains why, in the age of Venmo and online payments you barely notice, cash is still king. After all, when you make electronic payments, you are less aware of how much you are spending and how it impacts your budget.
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