The Young Adult: Financial Education, Social Networking, and Internet Security

Gallo, Eileen
October 2011
Journal of Financial Planning;Oct2011, Vol. 24 Issue 10, p36
Academic Journal
The article discusses the influence of Internet in the financial lives and job prospects among young adults in the U.S. It notes that information posted in their public profiles provides personal details needed for identity theft. It also mentions that one should click on Help section whenever an e-mail asks for money or sensitive information, and suggests that youths must carefully choose their friends in online social networking sites like Facebook. Moreover, the author indicates the significance in integrating Internet security information in financial education programs offered by financial planners to young adults.


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