The Affect On Our Youth

According to The Urban Institute, financial literacy is almost non-existent for teenagers in high school and college in under-resourced neighborhoods. Despite the fact that financial decision-making is more complex today than ever before, 26 states have no financial literacy requirements at all in their K-12 education systems. Only four states mandate that students take a personal finance class in high school.

The Affect On Our Youth

According to The Urban Institute, financial literacy is almost non-existent for teenagers in high school and college in under-resourced neighborhoods.
 
Despite the fact that financial decision-making is more complex today than ever before, 26 states have no financial literacy requirements at all in their K-12 education systems. Only four states mandate that students take a personal finance class in high school.

Wealth Inequality In America

According to CNNMoney, White Americans have 13 times more wealth than blacks. The median household net worth for whites was $141,900 in 2013, versus $11,000 for blacks, according to recently released CNN study.(The numbers below are a representation of dollars.)

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Hispanic

Black

U. S. Census data issued July 2010 indicate that African-Americans and Hispanics report having less than $10,000 in savings. The 2010 Ariel/Hewitt Study reflects that in its highest income bracket ($120,000 and above), 31 percent of African-Americans and 20 percent of Hispanics reported outstanding loans. In contrast, 13 percent of white employees and 8 percent of Asian employees had outstanding 401(k) loans.

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