Tag Archive for finances

Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects...

on July 5, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

Gen Z Gets Schooled

on June 28, 2015 by

Gen Z Shifts Their Focus on College Admissions, Value of a Degree

College Degrees Myths

on June 27, 2015 by

You can’t go wrong if you major in a STEM field and other myths about college

The Fading Of The Teen Summer Job

on June 25, 2015 by

Teen employment has fallen in recent decades

Teen Drivers Can Double Family Auto...

on June 20, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

Teenagers Are Losing Confidence In The...

on June 16, 2015 by

High-school seniors in the mid-1990s appeared to have more faith in social mobility and less confidence in the power of having money

Flashback: Ouija Board 2014 Christmas...

on June 8, 2015 by

Searches for ouija boards on Google up 300% since last month…hottest gifts likely to sell out this season

Nevada’s Groundbreaking School...

on June 5, 2015 by

“This is the way the school choice movement is moving.”

Lunch Fairy Pays For ‘Caring’...

on June 3, 2015 by

Teen Ministry Volunteer Needs Finical...

on May 20, 2015 by

Great fundraising opportunity for youth groups to give back

Advertising Strategies Marketers Employ

on May 6, 2015 by

By Walt Mueller

The End Of Sex Sells?

on April 29, 2015 by

Teen retailer to drop shirtless models and turn up the lights

High Student Loan Debt Grows 10X in Past...

on April 25, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

Middle Class Incomes Drop As Immigration...

on April 24, 2015 by

Wages of America’s middle class have dropped below 1970s levels as immigration has surged 325 percent

Cannabis Culture

on April 22, 2015 by

A new shopper’s high for Marijuana-themed products are smoking hot

Kid Rips Up Allowance After His Mom...

on April 21, 2015 by

What would your reaction be?

Teens Spending More on Experiences, Less...

on April 18, 2015 by

Jim Liebelt

Youth Worker: The Most Meaningful Job In...

on April 17, 2015 by

Forbes tells us what we already know today – youth ministry is the best job in the world!

HarperCollins Buys Rights To Teen Author...

on April 14, 2015 by

The Teen author series has been making the rounds in middle schools across the US

Gap’s Tale Of 2 Brands Shows How...

on April 13, 2015 by

Old Navy sells to value-seeking families Vs Gap expensive trend-conscious shoppers

JNCO Jeans Coming Back

on April 8, 2015 by

Teens React…

Teens Getting Shut Out Of The Work Force

on April 6, 2015 by

The number of jobs held by teens between 14 and 18 years old shrank by 33 percent between 2001 and 2014


on April 6, 2015 by

The share of Americans in the workforce has sunk to its lowest point in 35 years

Study Reveals Shocking Effect Of Poverty...

on April 2, 2015 by

The researchers studied nearly 1,100 individuals between the ages of 3 and 20,

Pimps Target Teens At Montreal Malls

on April 2, 2015 by

I think a lot of teenagers are attracted to money and fame and luxurious things….’oh it’s not that bad, maybe I could…

Millennials Trending Away From...

on March 5, 2015 by

Tending to wear “athleisure” apparel– Nike, UnderArmour

Kurt Cobain’s ‘Suicide’...

on January 17, 2015 by

Sadly, suicide shirts aren’t the most offensive clothing items for teens. Here are 5 more examples

Teen Opens Pawn Shop For Sneakers In...

on January 17, 2015 by

looking to capitalize on America’s multibillion-dollar athletic footwear market and the high prices sneakers can get being re-sold

Colorado Fails Again With Teen Pot...

on January 7, 2015 by

The ads are different from previous pot-education efforts because they don’t demonize the drug

Youth Misery Index Grows More Than 50%...

on January 7, 2015 by

Youth unemployment in 2014 was 18.1 percent (18.1 on YMI), with almost six million young people between the ages of 16 and…

Marriage Rate

on January 6, 2015 by

As Marriage Goes, So Goes the American Dream

School’s Chick-fil-A Fundraiser Could...

on January 6, 2015 by

Almost 40 percent of children ages 10-17 in South Carolina are either overweight or obese

Student Loan Debt

on January 5, 2015 by

The average student loan debt held by each year’s graduates with loans increased by $4,612.

Education & Opportunity

on January 5, 2015 by

Climbing the Ladder of Upward Mobility Through Education

Poverty & Dependence

on January 5, 2015 by

America’s greatest strength is its civil society. And ‌central to this civil society is family and the capacity to provide for one’s…

Work Participation Rate

on January 5, 2015 by

The work participation rate for work-eligible households receiving aid from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program declined

Self-Sufficiency Rate Stagnates, Welfare...

on January 5, 2015 by

From 2002 to 2012, the percentage of individuals living in poverty (excluding welfare benefits) increased by 2.9 percentage points.

New Year’s Eve: Rich Kids Of...

on January 1, 2015 by

Uber rich children have posted their New Year’s Eve photos on Instagram

Top Selling Album of 2014

on January 1, 2015 by

Frozen knocked from perch as top-selling album

6 Questions To Ask Before Your Church...

on December 25, 2014 by

People were asked to tithe for 3 months..and if they believed God hadn’t been faithful to them during that time, we would…

Minecraft Creator Snags Beverly Hills&...

on December 20, 2014 by

He may have even beat out Beyonce and Jay Z to buy the estate

Chicago Gave Hundreds Of High-Risk Kids...

on December 15, 2014 by

Violent Crime Arrests Plummeted

Australia: Why (Financially)The Kids Are...

on December 15, 2014 by

Young people were like “overloaded packhorses”, becoming increasingly burdened by other generations’ debts

The Christmas Project: Helping Youth...

on December 10, 2014 by

So I’m asking you… would you PLEASE help me provide some assistance for these leaders here at Christmas?

Old Laptop Batteries Can Be Used To...

on December 8, 2014 by

Discarded laptop batteries still have enough life in them to power slums in India and other developing countries

Flashback: Lululemon Leggings Are The...

on December 2, 2014 by

Teenage girls are increasingly wearing yoga pants instead of jeans

Are We Preparing Our Teens For Legal...

on December 1, 2014 by

How are you equipping your parents with practical and spiritual implications of this new legalization of a “formally banned” substance.

How The Breakdown Of The Family...

on November 3, 2014 by

Flashback: Marriage Guards Children...

on November 3, 2014 by

As a Senator, Barack Obama was right—there are serious disadvantages to being raised without a father

Welfare Programs: Discourage Marriage...

on November 3, 2014 by

It’s Time for Welfare Programs to Require Work, Not Subsidize Idleness

Father Of Eight Refusing To Pay For...

on November 2, 2014 by

Wants kids to earn their education

Toys ‘R’ Us Pulling ‘...

on October 22, 2014 by

The dolls are a “dangerous deviation from their family friendly values

Value Clarification…Re-evaluate...

on October 14, 2014 by

We weren’t created to define our own values. Since we were created in God’s image, we were created to live under God’s…

How to Get a Youth Ministry Raise

on October 13, 2014 by

Youth ministry is a notoriously low salary field with many youth pastors and youth directors making far less money than other similar…

5 Reasons to Start Your Summer...

on October 8, 2014 by

So as you stare down another year, you need to start this fall on your plan for fundraising for the coming year Here’s why

Schools Scramble To Help Teens Who...

on September 30, 2014 by

Schools have become a safe haven for many of the tens of thousands of these young people mostly from central America living…

This Kid Was Suspended For Selling Soda...

on September 24, 2014 by

check out the brilliant loophole he came up with

Entering Adulthood In A Recession Linked...

on September 9, 2014 by

“If that’s the case, the Great Recession may produce a cohort of less self-focused young adults,”

What Your College Kid Isn’t Telling...

on September 8, 2014 by

More than half of college students (55%) admit they hide their finances and spending information from Mom Dad

Cost Of Educating New Class Of Illegal...

on September 3, 2014 by

A new report puts the price of educating the thousands of illegal immigrant children who recently crossed into the U.S

Teens Are Getting Pickier About The...

on August 31, 2014 by

Teens are seeking cheaper clothes with no logos that they can use to assemble their own unique outfits


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Is Your Bank Supporting Common Core?

on August 25, 2014 by

There’s Now an App For That

Why Peer-To-Peer Selling Is Taking Off...

on August 21, 2014 by

Selling is not just a way of for teens to monetize their social networks; it’s also a way to finally make money…

Consumerism: Ways Brands Can Harness The...

on August 21, 2014 by

Why inspiring your consumers to volunteer may be the best thing your brand ever does

Part Time Teen Job Means Better Earnings...

on August 18, 2014 by

by Jim Liebelt

Why Google’s New Anti-Porn Policy Is...

on August 15, 2014 by

The corporate giant’s stance against explicit content could have Internet-wide ramifications

OUTRAGEOUS A California Couple’s...

on August 9, 2014 by

Lenders Refuse to Forgive Dead Woman’s $200K Student Loan Debt

‘You Can Change The World Right Now,...

on August 6, 2014 by

Hannah has always wanted to change the world–and she thought she’d have to wait until she grew up to do it

The Great Marijuana Ruse

on July 29, 2014 by

63% of those convicted on a Federal level were Hispanic. Just 11% were black

In Post-Recession Era, Young Adults...

on July 22, 2014 by

Declining employment, marrying at later ages and staying in school…

More Americans Than Ever Live In...

on July 18, 2014 by

A larger share of young people live in multigenerational arrangements than of Americans 85 and older

Dr. Dre I’m Losing Billions to...

on July 11, 2014 by

Beats points out it’s the headphone of choice for Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Diddy and tons of other celebs

Supreme Court: Obama Care’s...

on June 30, 2014 by

Marks the first time the court has ruled that for-profit businesses can cite religious views under federal law

Full-time and Part-time Youth Minister...

on June 25, 2014 by

Dr. Jeremiah Gibbs

Students Start ‘Uber For Marijuana’...

on June 20, 2014 by

“Canary is an on-demand service that allows you to get cannabis delivered right to your doorstep,”

Feds to Spend $2.5M for Juvenile Justice...

on June 16, 2014 by

— in Central America

College Opens Food Bank For Struggling...

on June 12, 2014 by

“It’s just that I didn’t want to feel that I was helpless and I didn’t want people to see me in that…

Why Grads May Want To Look For Openings...

on May 29, 2014 by

15.5% youth unemployment

Apple Adds More Swagger With $3 Billion...

on May 29, 2014 by

Apple is counting on the Beats acquisition to boost its cachet with teenagers and younger adults

This Policy Could Help Parents Afford...

on May 28, 2014 by

College tuition $30,000 per year at a private university and $22,000 per year at a public school

An Open Letter about College…

on May 18, 2014 by

Dear Parents of Teenagers,

The Force Is With These ‘Star Wars...

on May 5, 2014 by

This makes sense because SMS Audio, founded by rapper-actor 50 Cent

Med Student Elizabeth Raine Auctioning...

on May 1, 2014 by

Purity culture tells us that sex for women has one purpose..reproduction ..within marriage

Millennials Hit Hard With Obamacare

on April 29, 2014 by

In 11 States Millenials will see premiums double or more..generally more expensive than it was before Obamacare.

Flashback: ‘Inappropriate’...

on April 25, 2014 by

Elizabeth Hurley’s Bikini Line For Young Girls Called ‘Disturbing’ And ‘Inappropriate’

Which Major Brands Are Rated Saved Or...

on April 22, 2014 by

Companies that are “leaning toward a Biblical worldview,” according to the group, include….

Moving In With Parents Becomes More...

on April 21, 2014 by

“I dreaded it. If it wasn’t for my boys I wouldn’t have done it. I would have lived in my car.”

2 Growing Trends In Youth Ministry Or Is...

on April 21, 2014 by

I asked MarkO, April and Steve to Agree, Agreeish, Disagree or Disagreeish with each statement I made

“Heaven Is for Real” Took In An...

on April 21, 2014 by

Religious movies have been hot at the box office this year

Families Spent How Much On Prom Last...

on April 18, 2014 by

Consider some crazy statistics and ask some hard questions of ourselves and the families in our ministries

Shops Get Financial Lift by Storing...

on April 8, 2014 by

NY City prohibits students from carrying cellphones in public schools

There Are Approximately 1.7 Million...

on March 27, 2014 by

11 Facts About Homeless Teens In The U.S.

Media Photoshop Fails and The Image of...

on March 27, 2014 by

Leneita Fix: Real people are created in the image of our Risen Savior- not on a computer screen

Study: Teen Labor Force Plunged Over...

on March 22, 2014 by

Jim Liebelt

Low-income Home Strife Drives Earlier...

on March 9, 2014 by

Medical Xpress

High School Student Sues Parents..For...

on March 4, 2014 by

N.J. teen sues parents, claims they kicked her out

Update: Board’s Statement on Montreat...

on February 21, 2014 by

The Board of Trustees is meeting soon to consider closing Montreat College by June 30, 2014