Our Next Generation of Money Managers?

Money Skills for Teens_SU'15_2On July 16th we completed our second annual Money Skills for Teens course with a mini celebration for our young students. This 2-week, daytime workshop, offered on the beautiful UCLA campus, covers key personal finance concepts, including money management goals, an investment primer, and an overview for understanding credit.

While we can all agree on the importance for learning personal finance at an early age, it does appear that many of our young students enjoyed the ‘investment primer’ the most. Given the number of years these students have in front of them, they seemed very excited about the power of compounding and the potential earnings from their investments. In fact, a couple of the students were planning to set up investment accounts so that they can immediately practice what they learned in the classroom!

Great course. Taught me a lot about investing my money and just how to use my money in general.

Whether some of these students decide to pursue finance as a career, and perhaps be our next generation of professional money managers, we applaud all of these young students (and their parents) who made the commitment to enhance their financial literacy. We were extremely impressed with their level of engagement and are hopeful they will be able to practice their learning as they prepare for college and beyond!

Rich Burnes
Program Director, UCLA Extension
Financial Management Programs

 

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3 Responses to “Our Next Generation of Money Managers?”

  1. Nishat Reza December 18, 2015 at 10:43 pm #

    Money Skills for Teens is very effective course.

  2. Mazid Chowdhury February 15, 2016 at 11:13 pm #

    Most of the time our your generation feel frustrated, I guess this step will help them to feel confident about there selfs.

  3. Michele Cooper January 11, 2017 at 10:43 pm #

    I think giving financial responsibility to teenagers will help them recognize the value of money and understand that it is not unlimited. It is very important that they learn to manage their own budget. So that they can spend on only those items which they can afford. Setting a good example in front of them can help them learn a valuable lesson in money management.

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