One of the best parts of being a university professor is working with undergraduate honors students. To graduate as part of the Honors College, students must complete an original research project. The whole process takes them about two years, but I get the opportunity to work with some really great students and teach them the joys and sorrows of a research academic. Right now I have two students working on topics related to financial literacy, which is a great signal that college students are getting the message. The results of one student thesis project, however, were surprising.
Do you think personal finance should be a required course in public schools? What is the one piece of financial knowledge you wish you had as a college student?