CNBC: Students push for more financial education

UC Economics Center director says children can begin early

Students are joining the cause for more personal finance education.

University of Cincinnati economist and Director of the Alpaugh Family Economics Center, Julie Heath, who helped to develop the SmartPath curriculum, is quoted in a CNBC article, saying schools can start teaching financial education early; by age 7, a lot of kids’ attitudes about consumption are set or beginning to form.

The UC Economics Center, a partner of the College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, equips students in grades K-12 with practical economic knowledge and skills through in school programs and teacher training. These students are learning how to participate in the global economy and lead financially productive lives. Through its work, the Economics Center and its partners contribute to the health and vitality of our regions’ economy.

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