If you’d like to ponder with me this question check out Basic Financial Literacy – Part 1.
In 2008 I was asked to lecture on personal finance to the honors economic classes at La Guardia High School in NYC. In preparation I surveyed lots of fin lit courses for high schoolers but didn’t love what I saw. I thought it was just too detailed, too close to the ground like “how to balance a checkbook”.
My sense was that before the detail the students needed to see the big picture from 10,000 feet, the macro-economic view, what’s really going on. So I decided to develop my own material. For more on my curricula click on the Index page, and start with the Curve.