In America, there is a goal called “The American Dream”. This goal consists of living a life of comfort no matter what life you were born into. Exact definitions vary between each person because it is based on an individual, however most, if not all, include the ability to reach mobility and achievement no matter what social class one was born into. Money is clearly important for survival and it does keep people happy. The question most people formulate, however, is if it is actually possible for one who was born into poverty to actually be able to live a comfortable adult life with a stable income. Some people look at climbing economic classes as “all or nothing”, nonetheless, that shouldn’t be the case. One can be born into poverty and make himself or herself reach middle class and live a happy
The Presidential Scholarship is a full tuition and room and board scholarship. What makes you more deserving of this award than students of the same academic caliber?
Not even three months ago did I have a massive moral quandary in which I had to choose between saving my dog’s life or letting him suffer for the rest of his life. Last year my dog, Milo, suddenly required surgery because of a ruptured disk in his back. At any given time would he go into fits of screaming. This would happen when he was moved in a way that hurt his back. It was hard to watch him cry out in a way I had never heard him before. Me and my family were only given two options – paying the full sum of $2000 to treat him or just have him in linger in pain until he could not handle it any longer, and put him to sleep. In the end, after cutting some of my expenses and with some help we ended up paying the full amount and getting him back into his old self again.
Being a senior in high school people are asking where you are going to college. The next question they ask is how are you going to pay for it. College is expensive and you will end it in debt. College is expensive so it would be wise to apply to all the scholarships you can. The college I want to go to cost $30,000 to go to a year. That cost does not include room and board and a meal plan. To stay out of as much debt as possible a student needs to learn how to budget money. It would be wise to take multiple personal finance classes. Some schools are so expensive, yet, there are Junior Colleges that could give the same education and teaching and are half
It was the last inning in our all-star game, and we were losing 10 to 8. Our team had 2 outs and we couldn’t get the third. Our pitcher was doing bad, throwing all balls, while all of us in the field were tired, ready to fall asleep at any moment. There goes another walk. They score again. Great! I was thinking. At this point in the game I thought for sure that I would die right there in center field. However, baseball is baseball and things can change rather rapidly.
An accomplishment that saw me transition from childhood to adulthood was when I got my Eagle Scout award. Since the award occurred so close my eighteenth birthday and I had been working on it for so long. This accomplishment allowed me to look back on my childhood and reflect on everything that I had had to do to earn this award but more importantly reflect on what I had learned in my travel through scouting. This was not only a growing up process for me but for my community and family.
Exhausted, I'm out of energy. As i arrive home, i get out of my mother's car. Still in my dirty, worn out work uniform with shoes that have too many holes in them. Walking through the front door of the place we just moved into. My room, dirty as can be with clothes, makeup, shoes cluttered everywhere. Changing quickly into some night clothes, lay down closing my eyes. Then BAM, it hits me.
When I graduated High School, I was focused and ready for a fresh start at a new University. Unfortunately, just a few weeks prior to my departure for school, unexpected family financial problems arose. Once this happened, I knew I was not going to be able to attend a four year university right away. I decided to move out, and attend a community college. Once school began, I realized it was a completely different environment than where I was supposed to go. My initial goal was to make the most out of the unfortunate situation, and focus on getting the best grades possible so I could transfer with ease. However, my priorities soon shifted from school, to hanging out with friends and experiencing everything new that the town had to offer. This approach quickly led to declining grades, and a melancholy feeling because of the situation I had put myself in.
Taking the subway to the Hart Senate building from the United States Capital, I thought to myself “What am I going to say to Senator Nelson to bring him to the Senate Chamber.” I never in my life had to direct nor influence a person of such authority that they had to perform a duty, but that quickly changed during a near midnight Senate session this past summer.
Looking back to my younger years, I never wanted to play or even talk to the older kids in the playground. Just the fact of them being older than me intimidated me, so I would play only with kids in my age group. The summer of my junior year, my parents didn’t have money to be spending on the little stuff that I wanted, so I decided to apply at Burger King. Fast food restaurants usually just have teenagers working there right? Wrong.
To begin with this post, I have chosen the quotes from Ann Landers; she quotes "Maturity is the ability to do the job whether or not you are supervised, to carry money without spending it, and to bear injustice without wanting to get even.". I think this quote means to be mature, is to understand.
I was seventeen and had a job as a pizza delivery boy that particular summer. My best friend went on a three-week vacation so I had the opportunity to work full-time (actually overtime) that entire time. Since I was so busy (and tired) about all I had time to do was save my money so it wasn 't long before I had saved three hundred-fifty dollars. Now my dad at times could be a little "snaky". He was having a tough time keeping up the payments he owed a used car dealer from which he 'd recently bought a car. In order to minimize the problem, he talked me into buying a car. It was beautiful! It was a shiny black 1958 Chevy with a super clean leather interior. It was the 1958 version of the classic "1957 Chevy". While it was an automatic, it
Before I read Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand, I associated a love for money as greediness and materialism. “The words ‘to make money’ hold the essence of human morality.” This statement has changed my view of money and it’s impact on society. In Rand’s book, a character by the name of Francisco d’Anconia gives a speech on the virtue of wealth after being called out for being a depraved product of money. He is scorned for his profits through the downfall of his competitors, but then ultimately talks about the problems his own company faces. Through his speech, he brings about a different perspective of the opinion on wealth and how people should view money.
I'm not sure when it started or when it exactly appeared. Maybe it's been there the whole time. I look back at my life and I catch glimpses of it. I should have seen it coming. I should have known something was wrong. It was the days I wish my mom accepted I just couldn't go to school. Or the day I begged myself to get up and do my homework, but just lied there cycling through my thoughts for hours. I never knew the reason I couldn't get through a morning. Even now I still question whether I am just being dramatic. Do I truly have depression and anxiety?
“How am I going to save my money if I can’t go a month without being short on cash?” Is this the question you ask yourself every now and then?