7 Pieces Of Financial Advice For A High School Student (Or Teacher!) General by Joel Wagner - September 30, 2007July 5, 20101 Trent at The Simple Dollar has an article entitled Seven Pieces Of Financial Advice For A High School Student. These guidelines apply to us al, but as teachers, it would be helpful if we pass along this information (perhaps indirectly) to our students. The entire article is awesome. The comments are also great. Go check it out! Do not carry a credit card balance Put a small amount in the bank each week and forget about it until you’re about to make a big purchase or a true emergency comes up Learn how to learn Start a side business Take a leadership position There is no such thing as a free lunch If you’ve discovered something you enjoy and you’re actually good at, do it a lot Joel WagnerJoel Wagner (@sywtt) began teaching band in 2002. Though he had a lot of information, his classes were out of control. He found himself tired, frustrated, disrespected by students, lonely, and on the brink of quitting. He had had enough. He resigned from his school district right before spring break of his second year and made it his personal mission to learn to be a great teacher. So You Want To Teach? is the ongoing story of that quest for educational excellence.