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SEC, South Florida Schools Talk Money Skills with Students

March 30, 2017

MIAMI — Allowances, summer jobs and credit cards are some of the things that high school students in the United States grapple with before they can even vote. To give them a head start on how to navigate personal finance, the Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it’s Miami Regional Office will partner with area schools to talk dollars and common sense in the classroom.

“Teaching students how to appropriately manage their finances is essential so that they have the necessary skills to become financially responsible adults,” said Eric I. Bustillo, Regional Director of the SEC’s Miami Regional Office.

Highlighting National Financial Literacy Month, employees from the SEC’s Miami Regional Office will speak at several South Florida public high schools about the importance of financial literacy. This is the first time the Miami Regional Office is participating in this type of outreach in the area, aiming to spur interest and know-how in younger Americans who may be tomorrow’s investors, advisers or entrepreneurs. Schools include four in Miami-Dade County and four in Broward County.

April is National Financial Literacy Month and highlights the importance of financial literacy by promoting programs that emphasize how to establish and maintain healthy financial habits. To learn more about investing basics, visit Investor.gov.

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