Place of Origin: Jacksonville, FL

     After a short stint as Avant-Youth’s Editor-at-Large, Alex Schumacher retired into being one of our Senior Writers. Schumacher studied Spanish and creative writing at the University of Florida. His favorite part of the day is when he shotguns a pot of coffee and adds to his book of intimate haikus–which he only reads to his roommate’s dog, Jax, every morning. His inspirations for writing include Steve Irwin, Bear Grylls, and his late muse and dog, Molly.

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Tech bootcamps of Atlanta

While some of us have the time and financial stability to go back to school or teach ourselves some new tech skills, others do not. Where is the middle ground of obtaining these skills to compete in a world of tech? The answer may lie in tech bootcamps.

The People’s Kratom

The opioid epidemic in America continues to spread and nothing seems to resolve its advance. As people develop addictions to opioids, researchers and agricultural investors fight fire with kratom. 

The Drag(on) Queens at Mary’s

It’s already halfway through Pride Month, and there’s still time to celebrate by attending a drag show at your local hosting bar.

Credit Score Crash Course

If you’re thinking about getting a credit card, but wary about the fineprint that may come with the luxury of plastic transaction, don’t worry. We got you. Let’s start with the basics: Wtf is a credit score?

Mindful Spending

Living paycheck-to-paycheck gets to be difficult and is generally unreliable. We have to be efficient and effective with our money to feel comfortable with where we are in life. One way to maximize your earnings is by having a plan called a budget.

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