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19 Burning Questions Teens Have About Money

“How am I ever going to understand anything about mortgages and loans when all they teach me in high school is geometry?”

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We recently asked teenagers in the BuzzFeed Community to tell us questions they might have about adulthood. Here are the results.

1. "How am I ever going to understand anything about mortgages and loans when all they teach me in high school is geometry?"

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2. "How do you learn to budget, deal with paying rent, and doing your taxes?"

3. "What's it like having to pay for your own food?"

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4. "How do tax refunds work?"

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5. "What is a credit score, what does it mean, and how does it work?"

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6. "Why don't they teach us this stuff in school?"

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7. "How does insurance work?"

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8. "What is a budget and how do you budget?"

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9. "How easy is is to go into debt?"

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10. "Will I be able to pay off all of my college debt?"

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11. "Is it hard to buy a house and a car?"

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12. "How do mortgages and loans work?"

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13. "What's a credit score and how do you know if it's good?"

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14. "How do you even buy a house?"

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15. "Why do you have to have credit? Why not just buy things you can afford so you don't have credit card debt?"

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16. "Do you HAVE to know how to do your taxes, or can you hire someone to do them for you?"

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17. "How do you avoid mountains of debt? Why don't we learn about being fiscally responsible in high school but we learn the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell?"

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18. "Is rent really that complicated?"

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19. "How much money do I need to make to ACTUALLY support myself?"

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