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Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event. This may seem like a regularMore >>
Supporters of a 6-year-old Albany boy battling a serious brain disorder are coming together once more to help with his medical bills. This time, with a Vegas style event.More >>
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A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times. It happened around 3:15pm Saturday, near the 1500 block of U.S. Highway 19. Officials say John Earley wasMore >>
A woman is recovering after her SUV was struck by another vehicle, flipping it several times.More >>
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Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, P. E. announced some road closures Thursday morning. Beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, the following streets will be closed for the Spring Fest and SBMore >>
Albany Engineer K. Bruce Maples, announced some road closures beginning at 6:00 A.M., Saturday, May 25, 2013, in downtown Albany.More >>
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Not going out of town for Memorial Day? Don't worry, the Albany Panthers want to make sure you have a good weekend as they host their first ever beer fest.More >>
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The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life. Now the family of Barbara Bass is speakingMore >>
The family of a Miller County woman is mourning tonight after GBI investigators say the 58 year old was murdered by her husband, before he took his own life.More >>
April 8, 2004
Albany -- If money talks, many high school seniors may not be getting the message. The Federal Reserve says the financial know-how of high school students is "dismal." We checked to see if South Georgia students taking financial education could pass the test.
Ms. Milner's money management class at Albany High School is learning how to read a power bill, and if the charges are totaled correctly.
Milner says it's practical education. "How to take care of checkbook, how to make sure they are getting paid correctly, how their bills are being paid, budgeting their money, and income tax and things like that."
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has long advocated more financial education for American students. Every year the Fed tests high school seniors on common finance questions. Nationwide this year students answered less than half the questions correctly.
We gave Ms Milner's class a sampling of that test. One of the questions, Kevin has nine thousand dollars for college, and starts next year. What is the safest way to keep his money. A-bank savings account B-Corporate Bonds C- Stock Market D- in his closet. The correct answer is A, the bank saving account, and Ms. Milner's entire class answered correctly.
In the sample test, most of the money management class answered three of four questions correctly, much better than the national average. Ms. Milner said she is not surprised. "No this is a good group. These are very smart young people."
The money management students agree that learning finance in high school is a good idea. Nasekia Jackson said "It's teaching us how to do everything. About reconciling. How to write bank statements, how to go back and look and see what you missed, just in case you get ripped off."
Lilac Lee said she agreed most high school student's parents take care of all the money, and don't teach them how. "Do you think most kids in this school know how to write a check or how to balance a checkbook? No."
Only four states require students take a course covering personal finance in order to graduate. Georgia is not one of them.