– By Karin Maloney Stifler, CFP

What do high school students want to know about personal finance? This week I had the opportunity to find out when I met with a group of curious and industrious students at an all-girls independent school. The purpose of the visit was to introduce basic personal finance as part of the school’s commitment to students’ overall wellness. Read on for a sample of the students’ questions, and answers from a financial planner and parent who has guided her own three boys through their teen years.

Students

1. “Why is this important to me?”

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