In the Introduction of high scholars in Lisa Bender, class of Financial Management at the Southern Garrett High School seem to save for similar thing which is none other than the car. Moreover for a group of people of 25 years 15 to 17, what else can be a more significant financial goal?
Mikhaila Missimer, 15 year-old teenager, is saving money for buying a car. Similarly, sophomore Camden Nichols, who is of 15 years, is also saving money to purchase a car. He is planning to save enough amounts from the job at local suitability store to purchase a car in coming year. Students are setting “SMART goals,” moreover, goals which are “precise, calculable, achievable, time-bound and relevant.”
Very often, teens have the goals of generic savings and they do not have any plan to acquire them. The curriculum of SMART goal teaches to set the accurate goals with the incremental savings which targets them stay on appropriate track. It’s a significant lesson in learning for taking the control of someone finances.
On the other hand, Great Recession put several Americans through the financial wringer; it left minimum of 1 positive legacy, positively with the long-term consequences: the improved focus on the financial literacy education which has united teachers, businesses and school districts in the commitment to training, resources and curriculum.
However, financial literacy education also advocates interrogated by the USA TODAY all specified financial crisis as pocket-emptying the influence which is behind the enhanced attention of country on lesson of personal finance in school.
Educators also decided to try to perform something to prepare next generation earners of America.
The course curriculum of Bender includes basically SMART goal-setting and to cover the topics such as investing and saving, identity theft and fraud, and weighing the careers which is against the earnings and it is now the part of requirement for the students at 2 High school of Garrett County.
While Maryland does not need the course during state level, however, surveys show more states. As the CEE prepares to release the Survey of States in 2014, initial findings show 4 states such as Florida, Alabama Arizona and Texas and have also added personal finance class as the requirement of graduation since CEE released their latest survey in year 2011. This brings the complete number of states which needs course to 17.
Several states, which include Maryland, have also adopted the standards of personal finance as a part of complete curriculum requirements as three more personal finance to state standards of education ever since the year 2011, fetching to total of 39.