Junior Achievement: The importance of being financially literate at a young age

Junior Achievement

April is Financial Literacy Month and it is also a time when Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia highlights results from a teen and personal finance survey.

According to Money Management International, a majority of consumers are experiencing some sort of financial difficulty.

In fact, Americans carry more than $2 trillion in consumer debt.

On Wednesday’s Good Day Virginia, John Register went over survey results and talked about how to put children on the path to financial success.

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What is Junior Achievement?

Junior Achievement of Southwest Virginia, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose aim is to empower young people to own their economic success. We do this by sending volunteers from the local business community into kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms to help students better understand how business works.Junior Achivement logo

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