Financial Literacy Classes Welcomed in Schools (Globe and Mail)

A course in financial securities seemed like just the class to round out Anjana Somasundaram’s final semester of high school.

With years worth of economic reading and workshops under her belt, and an application to Western University’s Ivey Business School in progress, the 18-year-old felt the lessons would complement her education while equipping her with the tools to make savvy personal financial decisions.

But when she found herself dropping $50 on accent pillows for her future dorm room, Ms. Somasundaram realized she was as susceptible to budgeting pitfalls as the thousands of students with no formal grounding in concepts of financial literacy.

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