According to Gallup poll conducted in late 2015, most people are financially illiterate. The majority of us received no formal education in personal finance during school. We were just expected to figure it out once we entered the real world. Today, many schools are beginning to include personal finance classes as a part of the curriculum. However, as I will illustrate below, the benefits of classroom financial education are largely ineffective. As a parent, you may ask yourself, what can I do help my child? Today we’ll begin a recurring series in an effort to equip parents with the knowledge and tools they’ll need to educate their children about money. Since this is going to be a big subject, we’ll just tackle one piece at a time. Today the focus will be on teaching kids how to invest.