The scandal of the American financial education system is that there is no American financial education system.
It doesn’t exist. And millions are suffering for it.
As it stands, only 21 states require financial education courses to graduate high school.¹ But that number is a mirage—60% of students in those states haven’t actually taken the classes!²
Simply put, almost no one in America is learning how money works. And it’s wreaking havoc on the lives of millions.
Would these statistics even exist if schools empowered students with financial literacy? You be the judge…
• $167 billion wiped out by foolish investments in meme stocks in early 2021³
• Over $1 trillion lost to volatile cryptocurrencies in a single week⁴
• Over $1 trillion in student loan debt shackling Americans⁵
• 1/3 of millennials believe they’ll never have enough saved to retire⁶
These numbers tell a story.
Students go through high school without hearing a peep about how to manage money or build wealth.
They sign off on student loans without being taught how debt can devastate their future.
Graduation comes around, and they start living paycheck to paycheck. How could they not? It’s all they know.
And then, no surprise, they’re suckered into get-rich quick scams that promise wealth but only deliver crushing losses.
Do these scenarios hit a bit too close to home? If they do, then know this—you cannot rely on the powers that be to show you how to change your story.
If you were let down by your school system—and even if you weren’t—ask me for a copy of How Money Works: Stop Being a Sucker. It may be the knowledge you need to turn your financial situation around and change your future.