In light of the recent financial crisis, it’s obvious that financial education is important. In fact, had consumers been more financially literate, perhaps the 2008 crisis could have been, if not altogether averted, at least reduced in severity.

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Here at the Doughmain Education Foundation, we believe in two things: first, that to avoid future economic failings, the youth in America must understand how to handle money and second, that everyone deserves access to a quality curriculum. Location or social strata should not limit anyone’s access to knowledge. Especially not on an issue as universally relevant as personal finance.

With this in mind, our goal is to create a financial literacy curriculum which is free, interactive, engaging, and easy to use. Our curriculum will equip students with the knowledge they need to make smart decisions regarding money and teachers with the resources and information to pass on such knowledge. It is our hope that this foundational knowledge will have a lasting effect, inspiring students to pursue financial responsibility not only immediately, but for years to come.

For more information regarding the benefits of financial literacy and to see how the states are currently addressing the financial literacy gap, please visit This interactive site depicts the challenges students, teachers, and parents currently face in tackling what has clearly become a national issue.