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There Is A Need

             School can no longer prepare you for the real world(Kiyosaki .
             As we all know most people say, "study hard, get good grades and you will .
             find a high-paying job with great benefits. That is what most people's goals are in .
             life. It follows in accordance with their "master plan". Get hired by a big company, .
             work hard, and look forward to a long career and retirement at an early age. .
             To most people that would sound "great", but you have to get with the times! Look .
             around you, the richest people didn't get rich because of their educations. Look at .
             Michael Jordan and Madonna. Even Bill Gates, who dropped out of Harvard and.
             founded Microsoft, he is now the richest man in the world and still in his .
             30's(Richardson 1998:113). People don't understand that the world around us has .
             changed but the advice hasn't. Getting a good education and making good grades no .
             longer ensures success, and nobody seems to have noticed.
             What u have to realise, financial knowledge is more important then ever. We live in .
             the information age, a place where changes happen faster than ever. There is no job .
             security anymore. Due to downsizing(Koch 2001). You also have to understand that .
             uni graduates today, earn less now than they did 2 or 3 generations ago. Just look at .
             doctors, they do not make as much money as they used to(Kiyosaki 1997:21). And .
             you can't rely on social security or company pensions for retirements(Koch 2001).
             A primary concern is the growing gap between the haves and haves nots, in .
             Australia and around the world(Koch 2001). That is why we need financial .
             knowledge, for more people to wake up and realise everybody has the potential to .
             become rich. People have to understand that the world has changed, but education has .
             not changed with it. People spend years in an inadequate educational system , .
             studying subjects they will never use, preparing for a world that no longer exists .
             ( Kiyosaki 1997:56).

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