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.

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. […]

Timothy – Long Beach Polytechnic High School

May 9, 2016

Walking into the NuVision credit seminar, I expected to hear some good information, and maybe leave with a little something else stored in my brain. What I didn’t expect, however, is to find myself analyzing and pondering the problem of french fries. […]

Nia – Carson High School

May 9, 2016

In the past, I viewed savings as something that was useless and took too much time. I wanted money but I wanted my money immediately! I was never concerned about saving or investing for a retirement, I was even concerned about getting a job. […]

Vianey – Carson High School

May 9, 2016

What can young adults do to become better savers? Maybe all we need is a little inspiration and educations, samples and look at the mistakes of others. For example who went to bankruptcy and why. […]

Caitlin – Long Beach Polytechnic High School

May 9, 2016

Everybody wants to be a billionaire. Wouldn’t it be nice to win the lottery and be set up for life? But for the fourteen million people who don’t hit the jackpot each week, smart saving and financial planning can ensure a comfortable life through retirement. […]

Jalen – Long Beach Polytechnic High School

May 9, 2016

The way young adults can become better savers is to control their spending habits on what they need and not what they want. If you start at an early age, a person can begin great habits of budgeting, saving and investing to manage expenses to increase their available income for future goals. […]

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