The Case for Personal Financial Education in Schools: Part 7

August 22, 2016


Millennials deal with short-term sources of debt including Alternative Financial Services (AFS), such as payday loans and pawnshops.


In the past five years, a large number used AFS:

• 50% with a high school degree or less

• 28% with a college degree

• 39% who have a bank account

• 35% of credit-card users


AFS is widespread among this generation, common even for households generally referred to as “middle-class.”


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