Having the knowledge and understanding necessary to make informed fiscal/economic decisions for personal life planning and business interests including responsible budgeting, spending and saving skills.
Right now, about three-quarters of the fastest growing occupations require more than a high-school diploma, and yet just over half of the U.S. citizens have that level of education.
Employers rank reading and writing as top deficiencies in new hires. Thirty-eight percent of employers find high school graduates "deficient" in reading comprehension, while 63% rate this skill "very important."
38% of basic readers said their reading level limited their job prospects.
More than one in six U.S. students do not reach the baseline level of proficiency in financial literacy.
45% of U.S. adults give themselves a grade of C,D or F on their personal finance knowledge.