Mint Interview Vince Shorb
The National Financial Educators Councils’ CEO, Vince Shorb, was featured by Mint.com. Shorb addresses topics that include: defining financial literacy, personal finance misconceptions and what schools & parents can be doing to improve the financial capabilities of our youth.
Read the article to discover why Shorb states: “Just because someone is financially literate does not mean they will never experience money problems.” Also, learn what he recommend the first step all parents need to take in order to improve the financial capabilities of their children.
Mint Article Snippet
“Vince Shorb works tirelessly to teach America more about money: how to save it, how to invest it and how to waste less of it. He was kind enough to speak with us about financial literacy and how we can improve.”
The question of what is financial literacy is asked and Mr. Shorb responded, “The National Financial Educators Council defines financial literacy as: “Possessing the skills and knowledge on financial matters to confidently take effective action that best fulfills an individual’s personal, family and global community goals.” Shorb contines, “Schools should be encouraged to teach the subject with the same intensity as they do other core subjects. Unfortunately, financial education is not required by most schools, and the ones that do give the topic significantly less attention than other subjects. Students cannot learn a foreign language, geometry or other subjects with a few random classes – the same is true for personal finance subject matter.”
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