The following is from the Sept. 1, 2008, edition of The Dallas Morning News.

Colleges spending more time teaching financial literacy

By Pamela Yipp
Business Columnist

College students today face many challenges, not the least of which is how to pay for their education and everyday living expenses if they're not living with their parents.

Many area schools realize that and are stepping up to help college students become more financially literate. . .

Southern Methodist University's Cox School of Business has a personal finance class offered primarily to students in the newly established business minor program, which is aimed at non-business students.

"Personal finance is on the edge of a more vocational topic, but I think that is less so today than it was a few years ago," said Bob Puelz, the SMU insurance professor who teaches the class. "There are a bunch of financial institutions that have geared up for wealth management practices, and personal finance and its elements have the chance to be an important niche."

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