QoD: Match up the percent with the correct item below: 8%, 50%, 75%.
a) Percent of millennials that use peer-to-peer payments (e.g., Venmo) weekly
b) Percent of customers that change banks in a given year.
c) Percent of Americans under 25 that would rather go without their wallet than their phone
Answer (from Economist; subscription required):
- Do you use a peer-to-peer payment service? Why or why not?
- Why do you think that such a low percentage of people change banks ever year?
- Would you rather go without your wallet or your phone? Explain your answer.
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Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.
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