Flash Survey Results: How Do YOU Teach Personal Finance?
We were curious: With the start of the school year just around the corner, and as personal finance education slowly becomes more prevalent at the high school level, we wondered: How Do YOU Teach Personal Finance?
Thanks to the 197 survey respondents we have some key findings to share (see charts below for additional detail):
- The top 5 units that you are teach are Budgeting (93% of respondents), Savings (89%), Credit Cards/Credit Scores (83%), Checking (83%) and Taxes (80%)
- We were curious about various topics that you teach and found that these three are often included: Financial Goal Setting (85%), Renting an Apartment (78%), Life Insurance (58%). Here are three that are less frequently taught: Online shopping (40%), Selecting a College (40%), Build a Career w/o A Degree (28%).
- Teachers love using experiential activities to engage their students with 57% of educators preferring this method.
- Two topics that students struggle the most with: Investing (32%) and Taxes (20%)
- 70% of educators noted that their high school students had NOT received financial education at the middle school level.
Check out our archived NGPF Flash Survey webpage to find out what other teachers are doing about technology, curriculum and professional development.