Prepare to Shop ‘Til You Drop

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Racking your brain for unique and creative gifts this holiday season? Support young business owners while getting your holiday shopping done.  Come to the annual Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace! There will be 175+ different businesses owned by youth ages 6-21 selling homemade goodies, original artwork, handcrafted jewelry and much more! Sat. Dec. 6 from 10-2 in Denver (3550 E. First Avenue …

Concept of the Month: Savvy Shopping

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With the holiday season creeping up on us, it’s time to start your gift shopping.  But wait!  Do you know much you’ll spend for each person in your family?  Do you even know how many gifts you’ll need to buy? We’ll get you on the right track with our November Concept of the Month, Savvy Shopper.  Here are a few …

Meet the Youth Advisory Board

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The 2014-2015 Youth Advisory Board term is in full-swing, and the 16 members of the board are getting settled into their roles. On Saturday, the board had their third meeting of the year, plus a fun lunch social afterwards. Each meeting is structured similarly, with a guest speaker at the beginning, and board business during the second half.  In September, …

Sara Says: Save for the Holidays Now

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My parents had a love-hate relationship with the holidays when I was growing up.  I couldn’t understand why they would be stressed about that magical time of year.  After all, what’s not to love about snow, hot chocolate, and presents?  When I became an adult and realized that snow can be dangerous, hot chocolate is fattening, and presents are expensive. …

Sara Says: Your Child Should Keep a Spending Journal

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Economists tend to think of people as rational and unemotional when dealing with money. As a parent, you know how difficult it can be to tell your child “no”. That can be emotional for you and your child, can’t it? Even if you never deny your child’s wants (yeah, right), common sense tells us that we aren’t robots that mechanically …

Learning to Pitch: The Business Expo

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I really enjoyed celebrating a great week in Being Your Own Boss camp last week with a Business Expo and Shark Tank. Nearly 80 campers who had completed 5th and 6th grade worked all week on their existing businesses or new business plans and business pitches. By Friday after a pizza party and fun outside on our program deck, they …

Sara Says: Spend, Save, and Share

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If you’ve ever seen a budget, you know all those categories can be intimidating to some people, especially children. On the other hand, you probably know how important they are to financial health. As a parent, you try to instill positive habits in your child that will lead to successful adulthood, right? Learning to budget money and save for the …