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Teens & Personal Finance Survey Insights

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

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 car by the...

Middle Schoolers Milestones for Success

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

From the 6th grade to 8th 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...

Elementary Milestones for Future Success

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

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...

Tariff 101

 By Hannah Henry
Corporate Responsibility

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...

Credit Card Crash Course

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

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...

5 Benefits of Hiring a Student Intern

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

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 what do these...

Which Leadership Style Are You

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

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...

JA Teens & Retirement Insights

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and AIG finds that nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of teens are concerned about their parents' preparedness for retirement while demonstrating a lack of education about their own. Sixty-nine percent of young adults ages 13-18 say they know little or nothing about financial...

5 Quotes to Live by from Successful Women

 By Hannah Henry

While March may be coming to an end, Women’s History Month is still on our mind. Here are our top 5 quotes from highly successful women to live by throughout the rest of...

From JA Student to Volunteer Rockstar

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

Junior Achievement (JA) programs are facilitated by local volunteers ranging from parents to business leaders. Each March, Junior Achievement presents the President?s Volunteer Service Award, which highlights the time contribution individuals representing their employers have given to Junior Achievement. While no volunteer experience is the same, Ericka Williams, a JA alumna and volunteer, gave...

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