Money Counts: Young Adults And Financial Literacy As young adults take on student loans and rack up credit card debt, they often find themselves in a financial hole before their careers ever begin. Growing up in a society of "cashless" financial transactions often results in difficulty grasping the value of a dollar.
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Money Counts: Young Adults And Financial Literacy

Mobile apps are one mechanism helping the tech-savvy to manage their finances. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Kate Haynes (left) and Samantha Jensen watch the stock tickers and debate what to select for their investments while participating in Junior Achievement's Finance Park program in Fairfax County, Va. Erin Schwartz/NPR hide caption

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