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The Week in Review:

Prom Appeals to the Heart – and the Business Brain

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Sure, prom is fun and, for many, unforgettable. And amid all the drama and dress decisions, you can glean some valuable insight about innovation, communication, resilience and leadership. Someday when you replace that tux with a boardroom-worthy suit, you may well think back on business lessons from the big dance.

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Three Financial Priorities to Get You Ready for College

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It’s college decision time! Amid all those campus considerations, you should also find time to think about your money. KWHS columnist and student-loan survivor Zina Kumok offers some good advice for helping you navigate your college finances. Moving-in day is too late to start thinking about the impact college will have on your bank account — and your future.

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Blogger Zina Kumok: Saving Money Helped Me Prepare for My Future and Even Find Love

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The Global Money Week 2015 theme is “Save Today. Safe Tomorrow.” The message is pretty clear – if you want a more secure financial future, then you need to start doing something about it today. In honor of global money awareness, personal-finance blogger Zina Kumok, 26, writes about one of her favorite topics: saving money.

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He’s 18, and He Works for Facebook!

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In August 2014, Michael Sayman was hired as Facebook’s youngest full-time software engineer. His journey to a job at one of the world’s most high-profile companies began with a simple love for coding that took him farther than he could have ever dreamed.

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Budgeting Tips to Help You Take Control of Your Money

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Do you think money is power? Personal-finance blogger Zina Kumok has learned the hard way that money management is much more powerful. In the latest installment of her ongoing KWHS series about financial tools and decision-making, Kumok shares the why and how of budgeting — a concept that will help you travel a more successful personal-finance path during and after high school.

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The Ins and Outs of Interest — from a Student Loan Survivor

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Zina Kumok has learned a thing or two about personal finance – the hard way. After college, she was saddled with $28,000 in student-loan debt. A few years later, she is debt-free. KWHS has asked Zina to share what she has learned about money in her early 20s, everything from saving and investing to earning and spending. First up — understanding interest.

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Economic News from Davos, Switzerland: How Much Does that Big Mac Cost?

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It was a week of big economic news. Delegates had a lot to talk about at the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland — everything from a weakening global economy to the cost of a value meal at the local McDonald’s. It turns out that Switzerland is an economic case study for lots of reasons, including having an expensive Big Mac. A look inside The Economist’s burgernomics.

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Two Young Women Share their Struggles and Successes with Student Loan Debt

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It’s never too early to start learning about student loans. The average college senior graduated with $29,400 in student debt last year, and the number is projected to rise by a staggering 6% per year. On a starting salary faced with real-world expenses, it can take years to make that debt disappear. KWHS talks with two young personal-finance bloggers who share insights and reflections about their determined journeys to be debt-free.

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