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Veteran Entrepreneur Spotlight: Donald Coolidge

How does a veteran’s military skills, training, and knowledge translate to a business startup? One word…“Vetrepreneurship.” In America, U.S. businesses that are majority-owned by veterans make up  9.1% of the business landscape. That’s over 2.5 million businesses in our nation that are owned by those who have served in the military. To celebrate Veteran’s Day, JA wanted to...
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Teens lack of retirement Knowledge Should Scare You

Think about a teen that you know. How much do you think he or she knows about retirement? Where have they, if at all, learned about the topic of saving for their future after they retire from their career? These questions were the driving force behind Junior Achievement’s (JA) 2018 Teens and Retirement survey. Overview: From August 13 th  and August 20 th  of 2018,...
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Hispanic Heritage Month: Hispanic Business Leaders

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to recognize and celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of Latin-American from September 15 th  to October 15 th . The celebration started as just a week in 1968 by President Johnson and was later expanded into a month by President Reagan in 1988.  During this time of celebration, we, Junior Achievement, want to take a moment to...
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New Survey by Junior Achievement and AIG Reveals Retirement Plans and Attitudes of U.S. Teens

Majority of Teens are Worried About their Parents’ Preparedness to Retire, Know Little About Planning for their Own Retirement New Survey by Junior Achievement & AIG Reveals Retirement Plans and Attitudes of U.S. Teens Aged 13-18 September 25, 2018 – A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and AIG finds that nearlytwo-thirds (63 percent) of teens are concerned about their...
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Financial Literacy in Elementary School

What is financial literacy? Financial literacy can be understood as the skillset or knowledge to manage monetary resources efficiently in order to accommodate one’s needs today and in the future. Some of the basic fundamentals that make up a financially literate individual include: the ability to budget, how to go about saving, the impact of credit and debt, investing towards one’s...
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