A Look at a College's Personal Finance Course

college student taking money out of an atm machine - personal finance course
college student taking money out of an atm machine - personal finance course

Adrianne Gore, a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, recently opened her second credit card account. Unlike many college students, this was not an act of desperation that will leave her riddled with debt. Gore is following the advice of her personal finance course.

However, despite their growing popularity, courses like this cannot be found at a majority of universities. So, while Gore is becoming literate in the financial vernacular of APR rates and portfolio management, the majority of college students will not have their financial act together by the time they enter the real world.