The Importance of Personal Finance

Last month we hosted 72 high school sophomores from St. Paul Public School’s AVID program at the University of Minnesota. Thanks to a partnership between MCEE, the AVID program, and Travelers, these students have had the opportunity to learn about personal finance each month in the classroom (experience they wouldn’t normally get during their school year).

The students spent the day experiencing a college lecture, learning more about college readiness, and exploring campus. We also had the chance to ask them a few questions on personal finance. Their responses don’t lie – these students definitely understand that forming a strong financial foundation starts early!

AVID Personal Finance Survey 2013 Copy (1)