Financial literacy may not be a sexy topic, but
financial illiteracy is literally everywhere. And in this new economic age we
all live in today, it's wrecking lives, hopes and dreams both large and small.
The number one cause of divorce, is money.
The number one reason for domestic abuse, is money.
The number one reason why police get injured on the job is not car chases or shootouts, but domestic abuse calls.
The number one reason why minorities (and increasingly mainstream America too) drop out of college is not grades or GPA, but money.
The number one cause for heart disease is stress, so says the American Heart Association. The number one reason for stress – money.
Financial illiteracy is no longer the thing we assign to the so-called poor, and those without a college degree, or a degree of material success. It is something that now effects and impacts all of us, and we need to do something about it. Now. But before we put out the urgent call to our elected officials, we need to also look at ourselves, our own lives, and our own decisions.