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Share Your Financial Literacy Story!

April is Financial Literacy Month, and we want to hear from you.


We’re working to guarantee a semester of financial education for every high school student in California. Studies have shown that a personal finance class leads to a lifetime benefit of $127,000 per student in our state. This will change lives, but we need your help to raise awareness. 


Tell us your story about why financial education is important to you. You can share a mistake you’ve made or the best lesson you’ve learned. Share your story with the Californians for Financial Education community and help us reach voters with this important message.

You can write as much or as little as you want, Here are some ideas to help you get started. 

Prompt 1: If you could teach your high school self one money lesson, what would it be? High school is all about learning to become an adult. What’s something you wish you had learned alongside the Pythagorean theory and football cheers?


Prompt 2: What financial mistake do you regret the most? From credit card debt to predatory student loans, we’ve all made money decisions we regret — and mistakes we would’ve avoided if we had known better. What do you wish you could take back? 

Prompt 3: What’s the best financial literacy lesson you ever learned? Financial literacy classes have been shown to save high school students hundreds of thousands of dollars over time — what’s a lesson that has saved you time, money, or stress?

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