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).