Community Feedback & Support
I see a great need for MoneyTalk’s services now and in the future. My experience with MoneyTalk was in the classroom, but their services can also benefit adults as well. Financial Literacy has not traditionally been taught in schools; therefore, we have a community/a nation of adults who are not managing their finances well because they haven’t been taught. This becomes even more critical in today’s times because as we face even greater economic challenges.
Imagine the better choices a teenager might make who understands why a credit card bill balloons with interest or how much federal tax comes out of each paycheck. Imagine what Kansans’ retirement savings could look like if young adults understood the concept of compound interest and began investing in an employer-provided 401k in their 20s rather than a decade or two later.
Youthbuild is deeply committed to civic engagement and ensuring that our trainees have the proper and appropriate skills to be financially responsible citizens. We are excited about the work that we have been able to accomplish with our partners at Moneytalk Financial Foundations.