I’m excited to introduce a new face here at TeensGotCents. Ben and I have been friends for several years and met through a speech and debate league. He is a great speaker and debater, an entrepreneur, and shares my passion for making sure he makes good decisions about money now so he can avoid problems as an adult. Don’t let people tell you that teens don’t care about this stuff! We do!
Hey guys, this is Ben Olsen. I’m going to be a writer with TeensGotCents. I’ll be writing about teen finance and money making opportunities from a male perspective. Most likely none of you actually know who I am, so we are going to fix that. For any of you who do know who I am, sorry. Y’all can either skip this article or read it and laugh as I try to get sixteen years of me into 300 words.
^^(Photo) That’s me, I am sixteen years old and the oldest of seven children. I have started businesses, volunteered with the local Chamber of Commerce, and done just about everything in-between. As an avid debate student I have learned the ins and outs of researching and will be putting these skills to good use with TeensGotCents. **spoiler alert** I intend to be writing about things such as crowd funding, where to get sports deals, how to save money, and maybe something about music.
I am a dual enrolled student, writer and also have a lawn care business on the side. I love being self employed and am attempting to put myself through most of school in this manner. So I just might do some writing about going to college debt free while I’m at it. When I’m not doing any of these things you can find me curled up with a book, dancing with friends or in St. Augustine doing something with Mrs. Simply (my mom). (www.simplystaugustine.com)
I look forward to learning and helping share what I learn with all of you. What I’ll be writing about and working towards in my life and here at TeensGotCents really is summed up in this quote by Ralph Marston “What you do today can improve all your tomorrows.”
So glad to have Ben joining me! Do you have any suggestions on what you would like to him to write about? Let us know!