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A Former Golden State Warriors Center on ‘Winning the Money Game’ and Finding Balance in a Sports Career


Former NBA star Adonal Foyle talks with KWHS editor Diana Drake about life growing up on a Caribbean island, discovering his sports talent at 15, and learning to make smart money moves.

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The Week in Review:

Volkswagen’s Smog-filled Scandal


Volkswagen, the world’s largest carmaker, is caught in one of the biggest scandals to hit the global auto industry. With help from Knowledge@Wharton, KWHS breaks down the key points of this business news, which deals with everything from algorithms and branding to ethics and the environment.

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‘FishFlops’ Style Inspires One Teen to Save Her Money and Pay It Forward


Madison Nicole Robinson recently finished sending out her college applications and she keeps busy with her high school dance team, all while building a million-dollar flip-flop business. It’s no wonder time management is one of her most valuable lessons learned.

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Can Technology Innovation Improve Financial Capability?

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Technology is an important aspect of the changing financial landscape in the U.S., particularly as it applies to the skills, judgment and resources needed to manage money effectively. Do more high-tech solutions help students and others to become smarter about understanding and navigating their finances? In part three of our four-part audio podcast for educators on the intersection of finance and technology, Wharton professor Mauro Guillén and PwC’s Liz Diep talk about technology’s impact on financial capability and the socioeconomic challenges that accompany the increased use of financial technologies.

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‘A Funny Thing Happens When You Follow Your Passion’


C’mon, can you really change the world? Cynics might question that idealistic outlook, and yet, you can find lots of youth-led movements out there that believe they are the force of true change. The first step: to identify what you are passionate about. In this personal essay Alice Beittel, a college freshman, talks about discovering Project Green Challenge in high school and letting her new-found love for sustainability lead the way.

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Career Spotlight: Scientist Charu Chaudhry on Life in a Big Biopharmaceutical Lab


While recent research suggest a significant gender gap for young people entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, plenty of women are already hard at work as scientists, researchers and other high-tech professionals. KWHS spends some time with a senior research investigator at Bristol-Myers Squibb to better understand what her job is all about.

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Fin-tech Challenges: ‘Cyberattacks Are Becoming More Sophisticated Each and Every Day’

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New ways of doing things, particularly involving something as intimate as finances, are often met with a degree of skepticism and paranoia. Consumers, financial institutions and others face challenges in the adoption of these various technologies that are changing how we handle our personal finances – everything from online credit card transactions to cryptocurrencies.

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New Car? The Costs Start Here


In this month’s personal-finance column for KWHS, Zina Kumok talks gas prices, maintenance, insurance and why the cash you need for your car definitely doesn’t end with the purchase.

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