Can you teach financial literacy?

Wendy M sent me this link from the Toronto Star on the above topic. According to the Star,

Six out of 10 young Canadians, aged 18 to 29, are in debt of some kind, with credit card debt being the most common, followed by student loans, according to a 2008 Environics survey. One in five had debts totaling more than $20,000. Half of those with debt felt that their debt level was as much or more than they could handle. These numbers are conservative. As the study notes, three in 10 surveyed either did not know their debt level or would not divulge that information.

It certainly resonates with issues we see with our community partners’ adult learners.

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