The purpose of this presentation is twofold. Firstly, I intend to expose what I have coined, The Great Blind Spot in the education system: financial education, or rather lack thereof. I shall argue why financial education must be taught in public schools, and I intend to prove that this alarmingly widespread lack of even basic knowledge of personal finances is real, and yields terrible – sometimes even fatal – consequences. Secondly, I intend take on the mantle of finance-ed instructor, and give my attendees a brief, simple blue-print for themselves to achieve financial wellness and eventually build a nest-egg for their futures. It is my hope that this seminar will increase awareness of this Great Blind Spot in the education system, as well as imbue fellow educators with confidence and knowledge in order to better tackle this important issue.
Daniel Jones is the Financial Affairs Chairman of KOTESOL and secretary of KOTESOL's Busan-Gyeongnam chapter. His brand new YouTube channel, Epic investing Nerd, teaches financial wellness and investing basics to beginners. He has been living in Korea for over nine years, the past five of which have been spent teaching ESL at several Korean universities.