The present study aims to evaluate the impact of a financial education in high school students, by monitoring the development of knowledge and abilities about personal finances.The inflationary period that Brazil passed through until 1994 has changed the Brazilian consumer profile to a culture of savings due to an impracticable financial planning in that period. In a perspective of income growth, credit expansion, and poverty reduction, the consumer's profile has changed and the imminence of consumerism due to an emerging of a new middle class that have, in some ways, irrational attitudes. The level of investment, still incipient in Brazil, is essential to finance new companies and projects and the private pension takes part on an ambience that the government transfers to the citizens the responsibility to subscribe to a pension plan. Therefore, the consumer financial education play an important role in solving countless socioeconomic problems in Brazil.
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