Wharton School at UPenn Launches Finance Website for High Schoolers

The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania is reaching out to assist high schoolers in understanding personal finance, the stock market and more. The service, Knowledge@Wharton, was originally geared towards university students, but the prestigious business school revamped their efforts to target a younger audience. Students learn several things in high school, from Shakespeare’s Macbeth to trigonometry, but it seems a vital part of every human being’s life, finances, are left out of the equation.

Knowledge@Wharton provides articles, podcasts, videos, a glossary and more to help students understand anything from the taxes leaving your paycheck to the Fed and monetary policy. The website caters to a younger crowd, providing examples an analogies to trigger better understanding than a textbook or dictionary could provide.

Is Wharton on to something? Students learn all several subjects in school, but are crucial ones being left out? CNN Money reports the average American household with at least one credit card has $10,700 of credit card debt! By educating teens at a younger age about other financing options and the high interests rates associated with credit cards, the burden of credit card debt could be avoided.

Source: Philly.com

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