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Old 12-06-2009, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I love it when people like to tout that schools don't teach money management (though mine did).

You can go out and buy a book like The Motley Fools with money 101 for $10, or the website for free.

Education is out there, the problem is that people see something with money and their brain shuts down.

Doesn't matter what is out there if people refuse to read it.
Very true. That said, how does the nation get people to question all the commercial ads that is the white noise that is consumerism?

Unless "something" cause these people to question their core money values there is no incentive to go and buy a book, no incentive to search the web for the reams of free money management info or simply read at all any information that will make their lives better.

It takes something to wake these people up to the fact that there is a problem that they need to get involved in to resolve.

Just what is the magic formula for getting people involved and incentivized? Just what will it take?
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Old 12-10-2009, 06:56 PM
 
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I love it when people like to tout that schools don't teach money management (though mine did).

You can go out and buy a book like The Motley Fools with money 101 for $10, or the website for free.

Education is out there, the problem is that people see something with money and their brain shuts down.

Doesn't matter what is out there if people refuse to read it.
The Motley Fool's is a good website. Can't view all articles for free though,.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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In this country, we painfully few people who can understand advanced mathematical principles and that is why we are lagging so far behind and IMPORT thousands of engineers.
Still - most engineers are clueless about money management. A big salary isn't a solution to the problem.

Most engineers make lousy project managers - it's the lack of the common sense required for money management.

I think everyone should take money management classes - in addition to the standard requisites for one's career.

I would gladly have skipped a gym class to have learned more about money. But then again, I would rather review a mortgage contract than ride a bike - so I guess that's not really a fair comparison!
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:02 PM
 
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Just what is the magic formula for getting people involved and incentivized? Just what will it take?
Foreclosure, bankruptcy . . .
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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Foreclosure, bankruptcy . . .
Yep, the old 2x4 up side the head will do it every time.
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