Why does financial literacy matter?

Why does it matter that people learn about finance?

Well — because, fortunately or unfortunately, money does make the world go round.

Every time you order a coffee, every time you buy something online or go out to eat or write a check or choose a place to live, you make a financial decision. Those tiny choices can build up over time, creating a pattern that can mark the difference between thriving and surviving.

I know it’s not easy to navigate the world of finance. I may have a college degree and a handful of accounting classes under my belt, but I still had to learn not to lease a new car from a YouTube video.


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