Would we all have been better off during the recession if we'd been a bit more money-educated? Most likely, yes.
Or at least more confident about understanding things like good loans, bad mortgages, saving more and getting less into debt.
That's the belief of many personal finance experts who just finished up Financial Literacy Month, both here in California and nationwide.
And it's not just the pros. Everyday consumers are well aware that they need some financial prowess.