In proclaiming April as National Financial Capability Month, President Obama said the White House would “renew our drive to give all Americans the tools to navigate the financial world and gain the economic freedom to pursue their own measure of happiness.”
The president re-established an advisory council earlier this year to counsel him on the most effective strategies to teach kids the basics of finance.
John Rogers, who chairs the president’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability for Young Americans, said:
We think we can get young people started as early as first grade. We want to get people involved and engaged so they can build financial capability over time. The same way they get language skills, math skills, science skills that build over time. You want your financial literacy skills to build in the same way.
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