Putting personal finance in classrooms

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INTRODUCTION FROM TESS VIGELAND: We're always preaching on the show about starting good personal finance habits early on. Well, several states agree.

Kansas and Virginia are debating bills that would require students to take courses on personal finance. Michigan just passed a bill that allows students to fulfill part of their high school math requirements with a personal finance class.

Here to talk about these efforts are Laura Levine, executive director of the JumpStart Coalition for financial literacy; and Steven Sweeney, a New Jersey state senator who's sponsoring a bill to create a three-year pilot program for high schoolers.

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About the author

Tess Vigeland is the host of Marketplace Money, where she takes a deep dive into why we do what we do with our money.


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