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Tammy – Lakewood High School

May 9, 2016

They say money can’t buy happiness, but as much as we want to believe it is almost nearly impossible for everyone to be happy without money since it is everywhere and everything. Money is a […]

Amber – Lakewood High School

May 9, 2016

The Importance of Saving Many young adults have not considered how to become successful and strategic savers.  In order to become successful at maintaining good financial security and learn to use money wisely young adults […]

Kevin – Lakewood High School

May 9, 2016

The NuVision Federal Credit Union workshop changed my views on credit, saving, and investing. Before attending the workshop I had a general understanding about these aspects of money. After attending this workshop I was given important information that gave me a deeper understanding about money management… […]

Selene – Lakewood High School

May 9, 2016

Money is essential in every aspect of our daily lives; despite what some may say, the reality is that the world relies on money. As we grow older, we realize too late that managing our money is valuable and can be extremely beneficial for us in the future. […]

Tyler – Lakewood High School

May 9, 2016

Millennials, the generation’s newest adults, face an increasing challenge regarding retirement and savings. According to a recent study, millennials will need to stockpile at least $2.5 million dollars in their lifetime so that they may retire peacefully. […]

Cheyenne – Lakewood High School

May 9, 2016

It is said that menials will need about 25 million to retire. I don’t know about you, but that is a lot of money. As a high school teen, there are things I can do to become a better saver and prepare for future necessities such as retirement. […]

Erin – Lakewood High School

May 9, 2016

Money is a difficult topic for most young people. All anyone wants to do is spend their money and we don’t realize how much saving can truly benefit us. My views on money have always been relatively the same. […]

Ferleny – Lakewood High School

May 9, 2016

In order for a 90’s millennium to keep up with their modern and fast lifestyle they would need 2 million dollars to retire. If you want to keep living the great life you are living now, start by saving. […]

Judy – Lakewood High School

May 9, 2016

As many college students graduate this month, more than half of those graduates will spend several years paying off their amassed student loan. This has become a sad, yet unsurprising, seemingly inescapable burden placed on young adults. […]

Marco – Lakewood High School

May 9, 2016

Moolah, scratch, cheddar, bank, benjamins, dough, riches and the ever universal…cash. All words that no matter what language you speak, everyone knows precisely what it means. The all mighty dollar is responsible for status, prestige, war and greed. […]