Past Student Essays from Polytechnic High School.
Essays from the 2016 Think Tank Challenge.
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Chimdindu – Long Beach Polytechnic High School

May 10, 2016

In today’s world, humanity experiences immense hardship amongst disharmony in task completion and goal-setting, obtaining security, and financial instability. However, the world seems to have improved on combating secured as the Great United Nations are working together to combat terrorism as well as corruption that has eaten deep into the hearts of many nations of the world. […]

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”… […]

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? […]

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. […]

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. […]