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.

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. […]

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. […]

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