"Count your pennies, and the dollars will take care of themselves." That Benjamin Franklin adage still holds true, according to the latest Financial Security Survey by Bloomington-based Country Financial. Joe Burhrmann is Country's manager of financial security support, says most people believe those money skills should be learned early:
Burhmann says the survey also shows about half of the 5,000 people surveyed felt college age is an appropriate time for that first credit card. And perhaps because of recent economic turmoil, 2/3rds of people in the study feel teaching their children about the value of money, and how to use it is a priority, that's up about 5 points from 2010.
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