I asked some past students to weigh in on the question, why do you want to learn about money? Here’s what they had to say.
So what’s your take, why should kids learn about money? Leave me a comment. Better yet, share it with a teen and get them to comment.
’52’ says it best. “I want to make smart choices now” Making better choices with our finances as a teen will better establish our spending habits as an adult. Knowledge is key to financial freedom and is fundamental to being a smart consumer. Thank you for the video Jay!
On Friday, March 16th, 2012, you visited my economic honors class at LaGuardia Arts High School. My teacher posted the link to this video suggesting we watch it to see what other teenagers viewpoints are. I think it is extremely important to talk to teenagers about this issue, and it is definitely helpful to see other teenagers express their own views.
Thank you so much for visiting my class on Friday! I definitely learned a lot in terms of money management and future savings.
I was in the same class as Monisha. Your discussion truly opened my eyes of how important it is to save now. Thank you so much.
This video says it all! Let’s honor teens–their lives and their dreams–by providing a wealth of opportunities for them to learn about money.
What a great blog!
Great short video–this just proves that teens thirst for financial knowledge. They get the idea of money through everyday interactions but are they prepared for the future? Very interesting piece to show and prove teens are willing to learn about money. We must answer their questions. Great work!
My favorite (at 0:56): “If you have dreams, you can pursue them.” Bingo. Financial independence means the freedom to pursue your dreams on your own terms. It’s what has allowed me to pursue my own dream of building FamZoo to help give parents the tools they need to prepare their kids for the real world.
That’s a truth that’s undeniable and needs to be emphasized. Thanks for underscoring. Keep up the good work at FamZoo.
Very nicely done Jay! Hearing from the teens what is important is so much more powerful than hearing from the ‘expert’ about what they want. Listening to these teens just goes to show how little our current education system is lacking around financial literacy. Thanks for tackling such a huge issue Jay!
I LOVED the video!!! Very informative. Thanks for sharing 🙂
Loved it! Especially the bit about financial education being as integral as any other basic course work taken through out a young adults education! It should be! It would have been way more helpful than Computer Assisted Drawing or AP European History, which I remember none of!!!
I wish these videos were around when I was a teenager. They are easily understood for teenagers without being boring. In these financial times kids need this kind of curricula taught from elementary school thru to high school .Thank you Jay. This is a tremendous blog , well written with intelligent ,understandable content for teenagers