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Top Ten Teen Financial Tips

The Office for Financial Success and Center for Economic Education, located in the Personal Financial Planning Department at the University of Missouri, have teamed with the State Farm Youth Advisory Council to bring the Top Ten Teen Financial Tips to high schools across Missouri.

Top Ten Teen Financial Tips
  1. Education for Income
  2. Compounding Power
  3. Budget Your Money
  4. Establish Good Credit
  5. Emergency Money
  6. Manage Your Risks
  7. Smart Investing
  8. Don't Forget Taxes
  9. Think Outside Your Box
  10. Believe You Can

list of Top 10 Teen Financial Tips

Following the results of a 2005 survey of Missouri college students, collected in conjunction with the Missouri Department of Economic Development, we focus on the top ten financial concepts college students wish they would have known more about, prior to college. The result of this survey is a one-hour presentation that is being presented in high schools across Missouri. The hour is presented by upper-division undergraduate and graduate students from the Personal Financial Planning Department at the University of Missouri. This effort supplements the efforts of the teacher, introduces the audience to the weekly "Financial Tip" blog, which targets young adults, and the website of the department’s Office for Financial Success. Moreover, having youth peer-teach youth can be a particularly impactful way to inform and change the financial behaviors of the audience.

MU is uniquely positioned to help address the issue of teen financial literacy with an innovative program to provide hand-selected, trained upper-division undergraduate and graduate students in personal financial planning to serve as financial peer educators directly to high school classrooms.

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