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

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