Americans aren't learning personal finance skills

Americans aren't learning personal finance skills.

In the U.S., only 17 states require that high schools teach money skills.

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And American students have low marks internationally on financial literacy. The countries that score highest, like Australia, make personal finance part of official curriculum.

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Americans say they struggle with basic money skills: About 60 percent say they don't set a budget and track spending, 43 percent worry about not having "rainy day" savings for an emergency and 37 percent carry credit card debt month to month. A majority of Americans say they could benefit from personal finance lessons.

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