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A survey conducted by Westpac and Stuff.co.nz reveals that 93 percent of people want money management skills to become a compulsory subject in schools.

This article on Stuff.co.nz discusses longstanding advocate Terry Shubkin, chief executive of the Young Enterprise Trust's enthusiasm to educate our children on finances.

The Commission for Financial Capability has looked at this issue and made some progress in financial literacy being brought into schools the value is not clear cut: educators differ on the value of teaching skills which may remain unused for years - and therefore forgotten. 

 

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