Financial Literacy Lessons 2020-21

Welcome to Financial Literacy Lessons! Beginning in 2019, public schools across New Jersey are required to include financial literacy instruction in our curriculum for middle school students. After graduation, young adults are required to make decisions that could affect their entire lives, often without the necessary financial knowledge and skills. Students need the ability to successfully manage their finances, which may include student loans, credit cards, jobs, mortgages, savings, and more. So why are we learning about this in middle school? Well, according to a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), childhood financial attitudes, habits, and norms develop between 6-12 years old.