BUFFALO, N.Y. — With experts warning that today’s staggering unemployment may lead to a prolonged recession, financial literacy is more important than ever.
That’s why the University at Buffalo School of Management and M&T Bank have partnered—since 2006—to help local high school students develop critical personal finance skills through the free MoneySKILL® program and the annual MoneySKILL Mania competition.
“From choosing a university to establishing a credit profile, these students are at a critical point in their financial lives,” says Cynthia Shore, senior assistant dean and director of alumni engagement and external relations at the UB School of Management. “This year, as teachers shifted to remote instruction due to the coronavirus, we wanted to support their efforts to teach personal finance—and help students have fun with some friendly competition—by taking MoneySKILL Mania virtual.”
Mania is a quiz show-style competition that tests students’…