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(State of financial education: Many money problems Americans face could have been avoided if financial literacy was taught earlier in school. That knowledge helps create a foundation for students to build strong money habits early and avoid many mistakes that lead to a lifelong of money struggles. This story is part of a series looking at the current financial education landscape in this country.)
The lack of personal finance education in this country has proven to be devastating.
It has led to many people racking up credit card and student loan debt, living paycheck