Stebben84 wrote:Credit for what? That's too short sighted.
I mean HS should have a class or mandatory course on the importance of building and maintaining credit.
Especially since parents don't seem to be doing it.
And those heading off to college are, or were in my day, bombarded with credit card offers from just about every issuer available. So they take on a "few" cards and then couple that with student loans and before you know it you're graduating with a quarter million dollars of debt already under your belt.
There should be a course in HS where students are given mock credit cards and loans and then be taught how to handle them correctly. Plus they could be taught how to actually SAVE for items they want and appreciate a little delayed
gratification for a change.
Crazy given today's kids, I know.