When it comes to basic understanding of financial skills, American teenagers are, well, downright mediocre among their international peers.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development this week released its findings from a survey of students in 18 countries that tested their performance in financial literacy, mathematics and reading skills.
Students in the U.S. scored 492 points, coming in just below the 500-point average and ninth overall. But they were well below students in Shanghai, China, who averaged 603 points. Colombian students rounded out the bottom of the ranking with an average test score of 379. Students were measured on a scale from 326 points to more than 625.
So, how do you stack up?