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.

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. […]

Hanna – Carson High School

May 9, 2016

As I worked for my first job during the summer of my junior year, I was anxious to receive my very own paycheck. For the first time, I didn’t solely rely on my parents for my expenses, but I was earning my own money. […]

Kelly – Carson High School

May 9, 2016

After going to the financial workshop, this was one quote that really spoke to me. The reason why is because for me, money is everything. Being young many people don’t realize that saving, budgeting, and staying out of debt are very importance things to become better savers. […]

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. […]

Melissa – Carson High School

May 9, 2016

Saving money is always difficult, with so many persuasive ads everywhere you turn. You don’t necessarily need a light saver and yet you wall out with one. Young people in specific tend to be targeted, knowing were vulnerable and unexperienced with money. […]

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. […]

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? […]

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