Financial literacy should be taught early, often

OVERCONFIDENT? URI assistant professor of marketing Stephen Atlas, left, is conducting a study of how college students retain financial-planning lessons. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
OVERCONFIDENT? URI assistant professor of marketing Stephen Atlas, left, is conducting a study of how college students retain financial-planning lessons. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
From money from the tooth fairy and weekly allowance to regular paychecks, financial literacy should be emphasized throughout life, argue educators and career planners. "These are important skills and you can't just expect someone to understand them at age 18 or 20, it needs to be part of education at an early level," said Margaret…

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