Financial literacy is an important but often overlooked component of a sound education. Few college graduates emerge with an accurate understanding of just how complex the U.S. financial system is, or how to begin to navigate through the seemingly infinite types of insurance policies, retirement plans, and tax laws. With the recent economic crisis, this topic has regained popularity and it has been revealed that the majority of Americans are undersaving for retirement. Furthermore, the financial system is only growing more and more complex as new securities are invented and new regulatory laws are passed. The implication is a need for compulsory financial education in schools to keep pace with financial engineering on Wall Street.
|Presenter:||Tysha Llewellyn (Undergraduate Student)|
|Time:||11:20 am Session II|
American Democracy Project Lecture: Janet Poppendieck
5 pm - 5:45 pm