Kai-Xin Young Posted over 3 years ago What were some things related to personal finance you wish you were taught earlier on in high school that you only learned later in life? I was taught how to do complex interest rate, debt payment and commission calculations before I started high school. It wasn't until after high school that I knew how these things applied to my life. I didn't know that I actually accrued interest in my savings account since I was 5. These things were all abstract. I didn't actually know what commission or mortgage was and how/when people got them. I just knew how to calculate repayments, installments, etc. What use is teaching students to do such calculations, if you don't relate it to its applications? I wish this was addressed in high school.