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5 Best Highs Schools Teaching Personal Finance

Brett Hershman

Fellow millennials, are you upset you never received any lessons in financial literacy during your school years?

It is a common frustration among many to feel we were never taught what we really needed to know to prepare us for the outside world.

That might be changing. More and more schools across the country are coming together to combat this issue. W!SE (Working In Support of Education), a national educational nonprofit aimed at creating a national network of participants in its financial literacy certification program, announced the 2016 “100 Best W!se High Schools Teaching Personal Finance” at a ceremony in New York last week sponsored by Voya Financial Inc (NYSE: VOYA).

5 Best Schools Teaching Personal Finance In 2016

"W!se is leading the way in personal finance education preparing young people for a life of financial wellness," said Phyllis F. Perillo, founder, president and CEO of w!se. "We are proud to showcase the top 100 schools of distinction and warmly congratulate their dedicated teachers and administrators for outstanding achievement."

Schools from 46 states participated in the event, up from 36 states five years ago. "Financial Literacy is one of the most important issues of our time," said keynote speaker Anthony Scaramucci. "A financially literate nation is key to sustainable economic growth and I applaud w!se for giving young Americans the knowledge and skills to become our first generation of financially savvy adults."

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