A new pilot scheme is aiming to give teachers the confidence to pass on sage financial advice as part of their everyday interactions with high school students, Stuff reports. High-flying United States-based financial analyst Irihapeti Edwards​ of Northland said it was unacceptable for young people to be joining the workforce financially unprepared. “Why is it acceptable that we enter the workforce… with a ‘kind of’ understanding of things like taxes, loans, credit, and interest?”