Student loan borrowers in the U.S. collectively owe $1.5 trillion. And less than 16 percent of U.S. students are required to take a personal finance course to graduate high school.
How are we preparing young people to be smart consumers? And why isn't financial literacy a standard in our schools?
We discussed as part of our week of listener-selected show topics.
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