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GOTTA QUESTION? ASK THE EXPERTS

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What’s a 401(k) and the Power Behind it

By M Katie Helle, CPA –  You may have heard the term “401(k)” if you are employed but might not understand what this means.  A 401(k) is an employer sponsored retirement savings plan.  This plan allows you as the employee to invest money from your paycheck into the plan to use when you retire.  Your […]

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Why Give Generously

By M Katie Helle, CPA – Have you ever been in a position to help out a friend or family member in a time in need?  Do you remember the feeling you had?  This is the same feeling many people have when giving to charity. Each year, millions of people donate to charities on a […]

Why Open a 529 Plan

By M Katie Helle, CPA – Many new parents are bombarded with added financial expenses as they welcome a child to their family.  The last thing new parents think about is their child’s future education.  In reality, this should be something they consider thinking about while their children are young.  This is where a 529 […]

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Zombies, Run

Ready…Set…Zombies, Run!  An action-packed app to get…and keep…you moving!  You walk, jog, or run anywhere to the perfect mix of heart-pumping audio drama and pulse-pounding songs from your own playlist.  You’ll collect supplies to grow your base back home. Friends of Teen Strong

MyPlan

Are you unsure of how healthy your relationship is? The MyPlan app was created to allow users to assess the situation that you’re in, judge the level of healthiness of your relationship and if it’s unsafe, and to help you to create an action plan. The app is anonymous and protected by a pin number, […]

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What are Soft Skills and Why are they Important to You?

By Alison Stanton — If you are thinking about getting a summer job or a part-time job during the school year, you might be worried that you don’t really have the specific skills that employers are looking for. After all, you are a teenager who has been in school your whole life, so you have […]

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Managing Your Time

By Stephanie Brewer — What happens when you have a limited amount of something valuable? We usually think of money when it comes to limited resources. There never seems to be enough to do what we need to do. But money isn’t the only limited resource. Our time is limited and it is just as […]

How to Think Like a Detective

By Stephanie Brewer — Most of us have seen a detective in action on TV or in a movie. Watching the detective solve the crime by finding one clue at a time is part of what keeps the audience engaged, waiting to learn the answer to ‘Who Dunnit?’  Thinking like a detective can help us […]

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On the Come Up

On the Come Up is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; and about how, especially for young black people, freedom of speech isn’t always free. This is the second novel by Angie Thomas, the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling, award-winning The Hate U […]

Just for Clicks

Kara McDowell is a Young Adult Author in Arizona.  Just for Clicks is her debut novel. Twin sisters Claire & Poppy are accidental social media stars thanks to Mom going viral when they were babies. Now, as teens, they’re expected to contribute by building their own brand. Attending a NY fashion week and receiving fan […]

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Stories That Inspire

I was asked to write an article for the “Stories that Inspire” section of this website. Wow. I never thought I would have made it to a point where I could inspire and be in a position where I could share my story. I have no way of telling how you wandered to this site and then this article, but I hope you find the support you’re looking for, as well as the words you need to hear to carry on. Read more »

COURTNEY

Like many people my age, I come from a blended family. There’s my mom, step-dad, step-sister, my two brothers and me. I was six when my mom got remarried and I am now 22. While it was challenging growing up in a blended family, it was rewarding, too. Looking back now, I wouldn’t trade my situation because, in the end, it gave me my family, and I wouldn’t change my family for anything in the world. Read more »

SHANNON

I’ve always felt emotions so deeply, seemingly much more than others. Anxiety found me even as a child. I’d cry hysterically to my mom because I was afraid of death and feel sick to my stomach for weeks before sleep away camp. Once my teenage years hit, the darkness of depression started to seep in. These intense emotions were frightening, and so I hid them away. Read more »

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