SMUSD Offers Personal Finance Classes

An Investment in Personal Finance for Teens
Posted on 04/05/2023
Studies show that students are more likely to budget, save and manage their credit after they take a financial literacy class. Yet just under half of states require a personal finance course as a graduation requirement, and only one in four students have access to such classes. Newly offered personal finance classes at two schools in San Marcos Unified School District (SMUSD) have attracted students who want to understand their part-time job paychecks, get student loans for college or make an informed decision to get a credit card. 

KQED looks into how personal finance classes started in SMUSD and how the financial literacy program has grown in just a few short years at both Mission Hills and San Marcos high schools. Click here to read the full article.