My late high school math teacher... once taught a personal finance class to the remedial math students.... It was simple stuff, interest rates, balancing a checkbook, that kind of stuff. What half of home ec used to be, the other half being how to do household work so you can be frugal–prepare your own meals, sew/repair clothes, clean things, economize.Really? I never understood why they called the pillow and brownie class Home Economics. But, apparently there used to be a little personal finance component to it. Who knew?