It used to be that when you graduated college, you were equipped with basic knowledge and understanding of the world around you, but those days are gone forever.
A recent shock poll shows that 81% of college graduates wish that they had been taught more life skills. But most are not. For example AOC. My father used to refer to them as educated idiots.
College used to teach basics such as math and English but students today major in pronouns and social justice activism. However, they learn nothing about budgeting or the skills you need to live each day.
You used to be able to get extra credit for doing more than your usual classwork but now, you can get extra credit for demonstrating for any social warrior justice cause.
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Conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Experian Boost™, the survey found 81% of respondents agreed they wish they were taught more life skills before graduating college.
The top things pollsters feel left in the dark on included how to invest, long-term financial planning, and the best ways to manage their student loan debt. A further three in 10 regret not learning how to budget.
Nearly one in five (17%) college grads polled still don’t know how to cook or do their own laundry. Twenty-six percent are also feeling lost when it comes to basic apartment maintenance too – like unclogging a toilet or resetting a Wi-Fi router.
The excellent news is that Gen Z (born between 1997 and 2015) appears to be more financially savvy than their older cousins. I credit their Gen X parents for raising them right:
According to the Center for Generational Kinetics (CGK), 12% of Gen Z workers have initiated their retirement savings, while 35% plan to begin saving in their 20s. “These are people that are 23 years old and younger, and they’re already saving for retirement,” notes Jason Dorsey, a global researcher at CGK who specializes in the Millennial and Gen Z workforces. “They’re doing more comparison shopping, they’re shopping more in thrift stores, they were the ones that have the emergency accounts.”