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Balancing a checkbook isn’t hard


I really feel a finance requirement would be a poor decision (“College students need to become financially literate,” April 4). Why do we need to relearn things that we should have all learned in our math classes that are required? We can learn all about interest rates, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and common sense.

Isn’t it fairly obvious that when you subtract a larger number from a smaller one, that you will get a negative number? Negative numbers are bad for finance, right? What more is there to balancing a checkbook?

I think that the majority of people don’t do it, not based on their lack of knowledge, but because of individual laziness.

If we should be required to take a finance class, all students on campus should be required to take an intro to electrical engineering course as well. We all should learn about programming in Matlab and how to use Kirchoff’s current and voltage laws.

These are things that I use every day, so now everyone should have to learn them.

Every other discipline could argue this as well. Gimme a break.

Jared Doot?Junior, Electrical Engineering

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