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Another honest teacher....
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Another honest teacher....

She was teaching us about basic finance (interest, credit cards, etc) and told us this: "most of what you learn in school is useless in later life, but please pay attention because this is actually useful!". I actually did find it useful later in my life. I mean, basic finance will probably be more useful than copying down some sentences in Spanish class.

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RE: Another honest teacher....

basic finance can easily be summed up: Everybody wants to rip you off. Your goal is find someone who rips you off the least.

In layman terms, its known as "shopping". Some are awful at it though.

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RE: Another honest teacher....

Some basic probability is helpful too, because you know, that's how gambling works.

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