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by Thomas Leavitt (President  & CEO of Northfield Savings Bank) and John Pelletier (Director, Center for Financial Literacy at Champlain College)


Is high school the best time of your life? Some adults think so. That’s probably because when we graduate, many of us leave home to live on our own and start taking on new responsibilities. 

by Ayla Yersel

When someone thinks of Vermont, they might picture rolling hills, beautiful landscapes, small businesses, and agriculture (and, okay, maybe Ben and Jerry’s). But what might not come to mind right away is the state’s growing tech sector.

by Ayla Yersel

Looking for an apartment? Maybe you’re just looking for a fun place to visit this summer—or you think rent in Burlington is just too expensive for your budget? NextUp staff has profiled a few Vermont towns that might appeal to young people (without breaking the bank). 


by Emma Marc-Aurele

Native Vermonter Ben Ritchie is widely recognized as the top junior male skier in the East. A slalom specialist, Ritchie was awarded the Golden Ski Award for his strong showing on the hill last season. Since 1969, the Golden Ski Award has been presented to the top junior male and female skiers in the East.

by Emma Marc-Aurele


Population: 16,495

Average Income: $38,108

Median Rent: $723


by Emma Marc-Aurele

Young musicians Adrian Chirtae and Julian Woodrow are brothers who were born and raised in Sunderland. Even more than just being brothers, the two are actually mirror twins. So when coming up with a band name, the duo decided on “Take 2,” which seemed fitting.

by Emma Marc-Aurele

Social media isn’t just for posting pictures of your #WildWeekend, but can actually help prepare you for a future career.

Personal branding - using social networking to create a public image of yourself - is number two on the Wall Street Journal’s list of must-have job skills for 2013.

by Michelle Szabo, Instruction Program Manager, Stern Center for Language and Learning

Other Stories

Since age six, Sergeant Julie Scribner said she has wanted to become a police officer. Today, she is a Detective Sergeant with the Vermont State Police, investigating major crimes and deaths.
At the age of 39, Dan Smith has already run for mayor of Burlington as an independent, skied competitively in Colorado, worked at law offices in Montpelier and Burlington, and been board chair of Mobius, the Mentoring Movement. On top of that, today he is the president of Vermont Technical College.
Ever since he was little, Darren Perron wanted to be a storyteller. Today, that dream has become a reality: he is an executive producer and news anchor at WCAX Channel 3 News. 
Once the kids are in bed and the papers are graded, 28-year-old high school chemistry teacher Kristin Corrigan puts on her apron and gets to work, transforming her kitchen into a cake decorating business called CakeIstry.

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