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High School Milestones for Financial Success

It seems that most adult steps we take happen when we are in high school. We learn to drive, plan for our upcoming future, and take the long leaps and bounds that come with gaining independence. The classes and life lessons learned all seem to come together in this life stage. But, are teens really prepared for all that life has to offer after walking off the stage with their high...
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Buying Local in a Buzzing Economy

Image from U.S. Department of Agriculture  How many times have you heard “Buy Local” or “Support Local Businesses”? Probably hundreds of times. So why this “local” push? What does it do for you or your community? With summer here, the concept of buying locally will only increase, specifically about your local farmers' markets. While providing you with delicious...
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National Student Leadership Summit 2019

In June of 2019, 15 of Junior Achievement’s top student companies came to the Nation’s Capital to compete in the 2019 Junior Achievement National Student Summit. Junior Achievement’s National Student Leadership Summit (NSLS) is a contest of business skills, ingenuity, and innovation that focuses on the accomplishments of JA Company Program ® students in the United States between the...
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Teens & Personal Finance Survey Insights

A new survey by Junior Achievement (JA) and Citizens Bank shows that 63 percent of teens believe they will be financially independent of their parents by the age of 30, meaning that more than a third of teens surveyed do not hold this belief. The survey is being released in conjunction with Financial Literacy Month, which is April. The survey found that 74 percent believe they will own a...
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Middle Schoolers Milestones for Success

From the 6 th grade to 8 th grade, students are doing more than just preparing for high school; they are in the awkward stage of responsibility.  Between the ages of 11-13, these students don’t have anything immediate on their radar making saving and budgeting even more challenging. This just means it’s the perfect time for parents and educators to motivate them to think ahead. ...
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