“Why isn’t financial literacy taught in school?”
That is the number one question I get from parents. And they’re usually shocked when I tell them that financial literacy is being taught in school!
After two years of pandemic disruptions, kids are back in the classroom. In Ontario, where I live:
- Students in grades one and up will be prepared for a digital world and fast-changing economy by learning about financial literacy, coding, and a renewed focus on STEM.
- The grade 9 math course was updated last fall to include financial literacy, focusing on topics such as debt and responsible credit card use.
- Grade 10 students are taught financial literacy in the careers course, including budgeting after high school and paying for post-secondary education.
- Other provinces and territories have similar courses that teach students about money.
As parents, guardians, aunts, uncles or grandparents, how can you build on that knowledge outside of school?
- I’ll be presenting The Wisest Investment at William Blair’s premiere event for their ultra-high net worth clients, MOSAIC 2022, in Chicago, Illinois, on October 27 at 11:00 am CT.
- WALO, Canada’s very own family fintech app, is planning to launch its companion prepaid card later this month. Stay tuned for an exciting announcement about The Wisest Investment and WALO!
- Many teachers and educators use The Wisest Investment as a supplemental teaching resource. In support of their efforts, for the month of September, we’re offering a limited-time promotion of 20% off bulk orders of up to 10 books. Just email [email protected] to order. (For orders greater than ten, please check out our discount schedule.)
All the best for the new school year!