H&R Block Newsroom (budget challenge)
2017
February
15,
2017
Seventy-five percent of teens say learning more about money management is one of their top priorities and the H&R Block Budget Challenge is helping teens do just that in classrooms nationwide. Through this program, thousands of teens are preparing fo...
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2016
November
02,
2016
H&R Block Chief Government Relations Officer Marie van Luling spoke at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s Hispanic Heritage Month event “Taxes: The Tax Code – Bridging or Broadening the Wealth Gap” hosted by Congressman Xavier Becerra on S...
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August
31,
2016
When asked about financial literacy, 86 percent of teens say they would rather learn about money management in a class before making mistakes in the real world. Good news for those teens: the H&R Block Budget Challenge is back with sessions beginning...
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May
25,
2016
High school senior Angela Lin thought a lot this year about the university she would attend. With two older brothers already in college, a mother who teaches, and a father working abroad to help cover costs for the family, she also worried about how ...
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March
05,
2016
H&R Block and Pelicans forward Anthony Davis surprised students today at New Orleans’ Holy Rosary High School with a personal appearance and computers for their school. Why did the three-time NBA All Star go back to school? To celebrate the students’...
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January
26,
2016
Teens may seem glued to their smartphones, but 41 percent would give theirs up for a year if it meant graduating college debt-free, according to a survey commissioned by H&R Block. The survey, designed to find out what current high school students...
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2015
September
09,
2015
Today’s high school students are in a whole new class. The first of Generation Z to be college bound, these teens are self-confident and entrepreneurial. But, many don’t have the basic financial skills they need to set themselves up for success. N...
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May
11,
2015
Seventeen-year-old Sean Lawrence earned a $120,000 college scholarship through the H&R Block Budget Challenge — a financial literacy program that rewards high school students for mastering personal finance. The St. Clair, Michigan, senior was deemed ...
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January
19,
2015
As part of its commitment to teen financial literacy, H&R Block recently awarded $1.4 million in classroom grants and student scholarships through its H&R Block Budget Challenge. The online simulation allows students to experience paying bills, manag...
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2014
October
20,
2014
H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), the world’s largest consumer tax services provider, recently won several awards for its communications initiatives, including for its Block Talk blog, public relations campaigns – including “Get Your Billion Back, America!” and...
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September
08,
2014
Many skills people need to succeed in life are learned early on by doing, from young children tying shoes to teenagers driving cars. But when it comes to teaching teenagers the basics for a strong financial future, they often must figure it out on th...
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