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.

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? […]

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? […]

Gabriel – Carson High School

May 9, 2016

We often dream of making a big income in our future, that can be some of our motivation throughout academics and life in general. Sometimes this vision can get in the value of saving. Being a good saver is one of the biggest factor in becoming financially wealthy. […]

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. […]

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