By: Julie Heath
If you were to list the characteristics of a student who has learned economic and financial literacy, what would be on the list? Most people would probably say that the student knows how to write a check, balance a checkbook, and knows about the importance of saving. Those things would be on my list, too. But here are some other things that are on my list that may not be on yours. A student who has learned economic and financial literacy knows that showing up on time to a job is important. He or she knows that being dependable is an important character trait. A financially literate student knows that choices have consequences. And a student that has learned economic and financial literacy experiences the unparalleled feeling of helping others.