A financial literacy lesson like the one in Eric Fields’ Economics class probably would’ve saved most of us in the working world today a lot of unnecessary financial heartbreak.
“How many of you have a job?” he asks the class of 12th-graders, and about 20 raised hands respond.
He follows with another question,
“How many of you have a budget?” he asks, and nearly every hand drops.
But Fields doesn’t judge. He admits in his younger days, he was not so fiscally responsible.