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Students want to be educated on the basics of managing their personal finances, but often don’t receive the training during their time at secondary institutions or at home.  

In a National Foundation for Credit Counseling 2009 survey, 41% of U.S. adults (more than 92 million people living in the U.S.) gave themselves a grade of C, D, or F on their knowledge of personal finance.  

This lack of fundamental understanding has long term implications for students, often with significant negative overtones.  An inability to properly manage personal finances delays the prospect of purchasing automobiles and homes as well as delaying personal relationship choices such as marriage and starting a family.  

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