Pennsylvania High School Students Must Take Personal Finance Class Prior To Graduation

Pennsylvania is the 25th state to pass legislation guaranteeing its high school students will take a semester-long course in personal finance prior to graduation. Now 53% of students across the U.S. will have a mandatory financial education course in high school, where they will learn real-world financial lessons to enable them to be good money managers. Parents and educators alike agree that it’s crucial that kids have the tools and skills to make smart financial and budgeting decisions to prepare for their future. The only way to do that is to have strong financial courses to set them up for success as adults. The lessons provided in the financial education course include learning about earning income, spending and savings, credit and credit scores, investing, and managing risk. These are financial lessons for life.