I have longed believed that Personal Finance should be a core class taught in colleges these days. I had a really good friend who got his degree in History and a Masters in Management and could not manage his finances or made poor decisions. Instead, we are forced to take Art Appreciation, a Music class, two PE's (tennis FTW), and other random crap. At least that's how it was at the University I attended in 2001.
Another point, I work at an office with 12 professional, college-educated employees, and only two, TWO, contribute to a retirement account. I mean really? ETA: One of them has 30+ years in, will receive a pension and still cannot retire. They also drive a BMW, two different ones in 7 years I have been employed here.
Some of the problem here is the keeping up with the Joneses attitude though.
This post was edited on 5/14 at 1:46 pm