Owen Rust


Owen Rust teaches AP Economics and AP Government in Texas, and has also taught Personal Financial Literacy, which Texas high schools must now offer! He has a Master's degree in Finance and Economics from West Texas A&M University and is passionate about young people learning how to take charge of their financial and investing goals. Outside of teaching, Owen is also a writer who writes about politics, government, education, economics, and finance and investing.

My Articles

White House Wants to Start 2024 With Big Push to Boost Financial Literacy in Military and Among Veterans
Pennsylvania Law Makes Half of All U.S. States “Gold Standard” Financial Literacy Educators
Montana High Schools Have Until March 2024 to Get Their PFL Classes Certified to Meet Law
Washington State Rep Files Bill to Make State 25th to Require Financial Literacy Education in High School
Wisconsin Governor Signs Bill to Require Personal Finance Class in High Schools
Ohio Bill Would Add Non-Finance Standards to Personal Finance Classes
Washington, D.C. Opening Public Comment Period for Future of Financial Literacy Education in D.C. High Schools
New York Blue Ribbon Commission Recommends More Financial Literacy Education for High School Graduation
Colorado High School Students Hoping to Make Financial Literacy a Graduation Requirement
Georgia Secretary of State Trying to Boost Financial Literacy Education This Fall
Massachusetts Representative Proposes Bill to Require Standalone Financial Literacy Class
New Nation’s Report Card on Financial Literacy for 2023-24 Shows Major Improvements in U.S.
Senators Romney and Sinema Propose Earn to Learn Act, Which Would Include Financial Literacy Education
Expansion of PFL Requirements Leads to Debates About Approved Content Systems
University of New Orleans has Received a Grant to Study Effectiveness of High School Financial Education Courses
California May Get Gold Standard of Financial Literacy Education Through Ballot Initiative in 2024
State Revenue Agencies May Be Great Source of Financial Literacy Content: South Carolina’s Wants to Help Teachers
Council for Economic Education Annual Conference Should See More Teachers Thanks to New PFL Requirements
National Association of Realtors Wants to Help Teach Financial Literacy to High School Students in 2024
TikTok’s Viral but Controversial “Girl Math” Reveals Why Financial Literacy Education is Important
Illinois is First State to Legislate a New Financial Frontier: Compensating Minors in Influencer Videos
2023 Fidelity Survey of Teens and Recent College Grads Reveals Need for Financial Literacy Education
Shortage of Accountants May Help Spur Further Investment in High School Financial Literacy Classes
National Council for Workforce Education Giving Grants to 4 Community Colleges for Financial Literacy Coaching
New York City Mayor to Include Financial Literacy Education in Youth and Community Development Programs
Congressmen Craft Bill to Require U.S. Department of Defense Schools to Teach Financial Literacy
Oregon Senate Bill Would Require Financial Literacy and Career Path Courses for High School Graduation
National Financial Educators Council (NFEC) Calls for States to Assess Financial Literacy Knowledge
Largest School District in Maryland On Path to Require Financial Literacy Class for High School Graduation
High School Victors Crowned in Council for Economic Education’s National Personal Finance Challenge
Delaware State Rep Uses Personal Experience as Educator to Push for Required PFL Class in High School
Minnesota Becomes Twentieth “Gold Standard” State for Personal Financial Literacy Education
Congress’ Student Empowerment and Financial Literacy Act Would Provide Grants for Financial Literacy Education
More Than Just a Class: All Georgia High School Graduates Get Financial Literacy Book
Maine State Senator Proposes Bill to Require PFL Class for High School Graduation
New Data Shows 70 Percent of Adults Have No Financial Education, Literacy Declining Over Past 12 Years
Connecticut Bill Would Require High School Personal Financial Literacy Course Starting With Class of 2027
New Survey Data: Teens Want More Financial Literacy Education to Make Higher Education Decisions
Second Time’s the Charm: Wisconsin Reintroduces Bill to Require High School Financial Literacy Class
Louisiana House Bill Would Make Financial Literacy a Required Class
California State Superintendent Visits High School Personal Finance Class, Supports Bill to Mandate Course
Former Banker Turned State Rep Wants Alabama Students to Take Personal Finance Class in High School
Vermont Bill Could Make High School PFL Class a Graduation Requirement
Attendance at Financial Literacy Workshops Soared in 2022
New Mexico Governor Receives Bill to Require Financial Literacy Standards, Elective Class in High Schools
Freshman Nevada Legislator Hopes to Make Personal Finance Class Required for High School Graduation
Large Global Survey of Students Reveals 59 Percent Want More Financial Literacy Education
Wisconsin Governor Wants $5 Million for Financial Literacy Education
West Virginia Governor to Receive Bill Requiring Financial Literacy Education With Exam Component
New York Legislators Pushing Standalone Personal Finance Class, Says State Shouldn’t be “Left Behind”
Ohio State University and State Treasurer Team Up With America Saves to Boost Financial Literacy in Ohio
As More States Add Personal Finance Classes, Teachers Say 12th Grade is Where They Fit Best
Multiple Bills in California Pushing Increased Financial Literacy Education
Bill in Idaho to Require High School Financial Literacy Class Unanimously Passes House Education Committee
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Providing Financial Literacy Education Grants to Libraries
Money is Tighter for Millenials: 40 Percent of Adults Age 26-41 Rely on Some Parental Financial Support
House Bill 99 in Maryland Would Require High School Graduates to Complete Personal Finance Course
Second Bill in Indiana Legislature Should Guarantee a High School Personal Finance Course
New U.S. Department of Education Initiative May Include Resources for Financial Literacy Education
Vermont Joining Other States in Considering High School Personal Finance in 2023
Montana Governor Wants a Personal Financial Literacy Class as High School Requirement
High School Seniors Can Win Financial Literacy Scholarships This Spring
An Explainer: Why Student Loan Debt May Not be Forgiven After All
Be Careful With Payment Apps: Paypal, Venmo, Cash App, and Zelle Saw Rising Rates of Fraud in 2022
Bill in Indiana Would Require Personal Financial Literacy Course for High School Graduation
High School Personal Finance Increasingly Important for Athletes Thanks to New NCAA Policies
Greenlight Moving Into Classrooms With Free Online Financial Literacy Resources Beginning in 2023
Legalized College Sports Gambling Can Jeopardize Students’ Financial Success
Beware of Influencers Pushing Hot Stocks: SEC Busts “Pump and Dump” Scammers
BMO Harris, 8th Largest Bank in North America, Partnering With United Way to Boost Financial Literacy
Prepare to Dig for Data: New Report Says Most Colleges Not Disclosing Total Costs
TikTok Encouraging Old-Fashioned Personal Finance Tool: Cash-Stuffing
TurboTax Producer Expanding Education Programs for High Schools
Tennessee Declared Top State for High School Financial Education in 2022, Others Following Closely
New Research Shows Positive Link Between Financial Literacy and Health
Next Gen Personal Finance Curriculum Includes Skills for Resumes and Job Interviews
Bank Opens Branch at High School, Giving Students Hands-On Financial Expertise
Dual Credit for Financial Literacy Classes in High School Can Pay Double Benefits
Majority of Parents Want Schools to Teach About Cryptocurrency and Blockchain
Tyson Foods Joins FL4A, Seeks to Aid Immigrant and Refugees With Financial Literacy
Pennsylvania On The Move To Require High School Personal Financial Literacy Class
Lack of Economic and Financial Knowledge Can Hurt Politicians: The Liz Truss Story
Careful With Credit Cards: Companies Report Uptick in Spending Despite Economic Worries
U.S. Congressman Helping Teach About Financial Literacy
Military Programs Look to Improve Financial Literacy Among Young Servicemembers
Financial Literacy Important Even For High Earners: Many With $100K Salaries Live Paycheck-to-Paycheck
New Company Wants to Improve Financial Knowledge Through Gamification
New York Teens and Comptroller Both Want More Financial Education in Schools
Most Adults Think High School Students Should Take Personal Finance Course to Graduate
CA Schools Receiving $3.6 Billion in Grants for Financial Literacy Education
CA High Schooler Writes Book Teaching Financial Literacy to Elementary Students
Amid Rougher Economy, More Workers Paying Attention to Financial Benefits
Growing Debate Over ESG Investing Raises Questions for Young Investors
GM Joining Other Corporations to Promote Financial Literacy
11-Year-Old Starts Mobile Financial Literacy Classroom
Princeton University Covering All College Costs for Families Making Under $100K
NBA star James Harden Helping Boost Financial Literacy in Teens
University of Kentucky to help students with financial literacy and investing skills
High Inflation May be Ending the Traditional Retirement: Older Workers and “Quiet Returning”
Make Sure to Check if Your Canceled Debt is Taxable
Half of Bitcoin Trades are Fake? News Should Prompt More Investor Education
Controversy Over Student Loan Forgiveness Prompts Calls for Financial Education in High School
President Biden to Issue $10,000 Student Debt Cancellation
How a Housing Recession Can Lead to a Full Recession
Two Shortages That May Affect High Schoolers This Year: Teachers and Military
States Are Sending Out Their Own Stimulus Checks This Year
Nonprofit Run by Teens is Helping Young People Learn Personal Finance Skills
More Funding for IRS Could Help Boost Federal Revenue, but Sparks Controversy
Positive July Jobs Report Complicates Feelings of Recession
Congress Wants More Regulations on Cryptocurrency as its Value Struggles
Most Americans Not Investing During Down Market, But They Should Be
Opposing Candidates Agree: Members of Congress Shouldn’t be Trading Stocks
Dispute Over Capital Gains Tax Could Sink Big Spending Bill
U.S. Officially in a Recession. What Does That Mean?
US Sports Camps and Greenlight Announce Financial Education Partnership
The Fed Raises Interest Rates Again. What Does That Mean for Borrowers?
Cancel What? What You Need to Know About Student Loan Debt
South Carolina Adds Personal Finance Requirement for High School Graduation