Project Shakespeare 

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Fireworks has launched Project Shakespeare to give writers the opportunity to improve their writing skills! Writers will get to work with our team who will help take their writing to the next level. Writers will research and then write about various topics related to good financial habits and environmental conservation. Click the button below to sign up for the program or scroll down to see the work our writers have done so far. 

July 2021

Planning the Financial Future with Gen Z.

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Written by: Rani I.
Universitas Jenderal Achmad Yani 

Generation Z or “Gen Z” refers to the people born from 1995 to 2012. If you were born between  those years, congratulations!  You have been born to more technology and conveniences than any generation in world history and can claim the privilege of experiencing the “digital era”. Society is adapting with incredible progress and advancements in many spheres of life, including finances.Generation Z has easy access to financial institutions. Luckily, this generation grew up with computers and the internet, making  it easy to become acquainted with...

June 2021

What is better?
Composting or Fertilizing?

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Written by: Indeever M.
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley

According to RTS (a company which documents waste), 1.4 billion tons of food are wasted across the globe every year, amounting to a  $218 billion financial loss. The average family of four throws out $1,600 worth of produce annually.  Simultaneously, if you plan on fertilizing your lawn or garden, you can expect to pay an average of $219 per round of nutrients, according to HomeAdvisor.  How are food waste and fertilizer use connected? They are connected through composting! Composting food waste is a superior alternative to fertilizer usage because it takes advantage...

June 2021

Climate Change: 
A Global Catastrophe

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Written by: Jashndeep S.
Norwood Creek Elementary

Climate change is a topic that is being discussed around the whole world. From activists to politicians to journalists, we hear the term “climate change” discussed quite a bit, but what does it actually mean?  Today, I am going to define climate change, point out some causes and examples, and explain what you can do to help stop this global problem. To start out with, it may be helpful to define the term “climate change”. According to Google, climate change is “a change in global or regional climate patterns, in particular a change apparent from the mid to late 20th century onwards...

May 2021

Candy or Fruit:

What's Better?

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Written by: Jashndeep S.

Norwood Creek Elementary

We’ve heard our teachers and parents say it a thousand times.  We’ve seen studies with colorful graphs and charts.  We’ve read the science books and health magazines.  Unfortunately for those of us with a sweet tooth, they all say the same thing: fruit is far healthier for you than junk food.  But why is this?  Furthermore, why should you care?  Today, we are going to explain the price and calorie differences between natural and processed treats in addition to some practical steps you can take toward healthier snacking.

June 2021

Understanding the “Buzz Word” of Cryptocurrency

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Written by: Shahreyar A.
Al Waha International 

Take out your wallet and pull out a dollar. Initially, your brain concludes that it is a valuable piece of paper, but if you take a deep dive into the currency, you find a connection between all the factors that make that piece of paper valuable (such as the balance of trade, military coercion and threats of force, etc).

There are several different types of money: fiat money, commodity money, representative money, fiduciary money, commercial bank money, and the latest addition known as cryptocurrency/digital money.1

 

April 2021

Online Shopping: Nightmare for the Earth 

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Written by: Rani I.
Universitas Jenderal Achmad Yani 
 

Shopping is an extremely popular activity. Since COVID-19 hit the world, online shopping activity has increased significantly. Because the implementation of “work from home” or “stay at home” orders made people reluctant to go shopping in person to avoid contracting the virus, the drastic economic downturn forced several companies to close their stores and focus on selling online to minimize expenses. The COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t prevent people from shopping. Due to advances in technology and information, shopping can be done at home 24 hours a day, seven days a week. How so?