Knowledge about finance

I meet pupils who are in the final and pre-final year students in engineering colleges; I used to ask them one simple question. What if I give you, say an Rs.1900? Per month, what would you do with that? I keep on listening to a set of patterned answers which have two to three options. Some say that they would buy clothes; some to hang out in eat outs and some in purchasing gadgets. They don’t even consider buying a book. When I asked them why don’t they buy books? , they say that their parents are there for them to buy them books. Then diving more into it, if asked what kind of books their parents would buy them, it would be text-book of the stream that they are studying in the college. It is not a bad thing that parents buy those books, but the point is they never read anything that is not associated with marks, grades and credentials. The post here is not about the learning out of syllabus, but it is about the amount of knowledge a student or an Individual has on finance and wealth. Is this one so important? Come let’s explore together […]