What Is Your Financial IQ? - WSJ.com


I know there's a pile of things we want students to learn, but I often wonder why financial literacy isn't closer to the top of that pile. The WSJ says a survey revealed that only about half of Americans know mutual funds usually provide a safer return than a single stock, while 40% said they didn't know which was safer. Stories like this make me miss teaching business math, a class I didn't think I'd enjoy until I tried it.