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A course in financial planning should be a mandatory class before graduating high school.

Many schools DO try to do a little something (our kids' school did, way back in the 80's), but I couldn't agree more strongly with you!

Seems to me that few kids probably get such information at home (THEIR folks may not know, anyway, sad to say), so schools might do well to include a mandatory segment of some kind on "How To Live", absurd as that may sound. Before they go off into the big world, kids need to know how to balance a check book, how to use credit wisely (!), and a lot of other things -- including the notion, at least, that they need to eventually start saving for the future.

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