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Connections: Is American Financial Literacy Dead?

Sep 21, 2016

81 percent of Americans say they can handle their money well, but only 37 percent can pass a basic financial literacy test. Oops.

ESL is teaming up with Rochester Young Professionals and hosting a listening party at WXXI studios on September 29. Targeted to young professionals. the topics include how to build a better job, the trend of home buying among young professionals, and strategies for dealing with student loan debt. The debt piece is particularly timely given that in the fall, student loan repayments will kick in for many recent graduates. But wait: as the aforementioned study shows, it's not just about young adults. It's all of us. Our guests: