**You should complete this blog after you complete all 9 modules!
By now if you are starting this blog, you have successfully completed the modules about personal financial literacy. Teenagers have access to billions of dollars each year. Most of that money comes in the form of parental handouts, gifts, and wages from summer or part-time jobs. According to CNNmoney.com, 70% of all teenagers think they will be better off than their parents and 68% think there is no correlation between education and earnings. What makes teenagers think like this? Perhaps seeing parents struggle financially makes students think they will be better off because the economy will improve. Perhaps seeing (and dreaming to be) Bill Gates without a college degree makes students think education is not important. Frankly, I hope you are better off than your parents, but the reality of that happening without a good education is extremely unlikely. To press the point of how higher education translates to higher incomes, here is what I would like you to do this week:
Pick your ideal (and hopefully still realistic) career. Go toGoogle.com and type in "How much do ______ make per year?" Record that data.
Next, Google what you think is a terrible job that you don't want to be stuck in. "How much do _____ make per year?" Record that data.
Come to the blog, tell me what 2 careers you Googled and what you learned about your results.
What will it take to achieve your ideal career that you chose? Are you on track for that? On a scale of 1-10 with 10 the highest, how likely are you to achieve your goals?
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