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July 11, 2004|By Lorene Yue

Most high schools don't spend much time teaching financial literacy, which could explain the reason why personal bankruptcy rates among 25-year-olds have been climbing at an alarming rate.

To help combat that situation, the National Endowment for Financial Education has created a virtual course for students and teachers on its Web site: www.nefe.org/hsfppportal/index.html.

Called the NEFE High School Campus, the program offers a six-part lesson plan that covers the importance of financial planning, having a career, creating a budget, understanding credit and getting insurance. There's even homework.

Students who more easily learn through practical application can put their new knowledge to the test through various interactive games. You'll need Macromedia Flash to be able to see the animation for various features.

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