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Elementary Milestones for Future Success

From Kindergarten to fifth-grade, most children do not have a clear understanding of finances or money in general. What they learn at this stage in life are concepts that will continue to build as they grow older. While at this stage in their lives, they don’t have bills or loans to worry about, it puts their financial future on the horizon and gives them something to think about as they get...
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Tariff 101

What are Tariffs? Tariffs are one of the oldest forms of regulated trade policy, as it places a tax on imported goods between two parties to regulate foreign trade to encourage or safeguard domestic industries through reducing the importation of a specific type of product. The History Behind Tariffs While you may have been hearing more talk of tariffs in the news, this is not...
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Credit Card Crash Course

Not all credit cards are created equal, which makes choosing one a difficult task. As of March 2019, Americans paid banks a shocking $113 billion in credit card interest in 2018. While your credit card activities may differ from your colleague or classmate, one thing is for sure—understanding the way your credit card works is a crucial component to any credit holder. Pick the Right...
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5 Benefits of Hiring a Student Intern

With summer on the horizon, high school and college students are already thinking about their next step—internships. While college students may be viewing an internship as a foot-in to a career after they graduate, high school students are seeking internships to discover what career path they may want to pursue in the future. The benefits of interning as a student are endless, but...
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Which Leadership Style Are You?

Not all leaders are the same. From school group projects to navigating through escape rooms with friends, your leadership skills evolve throughout life and will determine the relationships you have in and out of the workplace! To better understand what type of leader you are, use the flow chart below!  
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