Essays that were part of the 2016 Think Tank Challenge. We would like to thank all the students who participated and everyone who took the time to vote for their favorite essays.

Destinee – Schurr High School

May 9, 2016

Every individual’s first experience with money differs. From a first allowance, to birthday money, or evai paraits’ random change, being given the power to decide what to do with one’s own funds for the first time can be overwhelming… […]

Daisy – Carson High School

May 9, 2016

Starting to save at a young age is an amazing way to start your path to success. In order to become a better saver, you must first understand why . Why save there’s always going to be money out there? […]

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… […]

Julia 2 – Long Beach Polytechnic High School

May 9, 2016

Not having enough money gives you stress and fear. It may put you in a depression and panic. Being in debt will give you a hard time and will take time to overcome. Money issues can be solved as your life begins… […]

Roslynn – Long Beach Polytechnic High School

May 9, 2016

Let your money work for you, not work for your money. Many young adults struggle financially due to not fully understanding the concept of the “want and need” principle. In order to financially secure our retirement plan, we must understand the difference between a “want” and a “need”… […]

Miguel – Carson High School

May 9, 2016

Explain what young adults can do to become better savers? What will you do in the next 5 years to secure the future of your retirement? […]

Chantel – Schurr High School

May 9, 2016

One can never start too early when it comes to preparing for the future. This is especially true for young adults, who are often in a transitional period, trying to secure a place in the world as well as a future… […]

Dayanara – Schurr High School

May 9, 2016

Imagine having your dream job. You have worked really hard to get to where you are today. Countless nights without sleep, endless homework, rude professors, you have gone through so much to graduate college and earn your degree… […]

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. […]

Dayanah – Carson High School

May 9, 2016

Prompt: Explain what young adults can do to become better savers? What will you do in the next 5years to secure the future of your retirement? […]

Jannai – Long Beach Polytechnic High School

May 9, 2016

Remember when you were young and your parents would give you money? If you were like me at all you would have spent that money in one sitting Why save? I thought. Why not spend the money I have right now? […]

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