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Posted at 6:29 PM, Mar 22, 2024
and last updated 2024-03-22 19:29:28-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Summer Esquivel is a sophomore at TAMU-CC, graduating high school less than 2 years ago. She says financial literacy should be taught more and in a better way in high school.

Summer Esquivel

"I remember right before we graduated senior year they tried to do this day of just learning about that stuff. But we didn’t really learn it. They were just spilling information at us," Esquivel said.

Only 25 states in the US Require a standalone course in personal finance for high school students to graduate. According to next-gen personal finance, Texas is not among those states.

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TAMUCC accounting professor, Ginger DeLatte explained why it's critical for students to learn basic money skills as soon as possible.
"The decisions they make now are going to impact their ability to buy a car, buy a
home, retire. Making sure they invest in a 401k early on," DeLatte said.

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