A Young AmeriTowne Original

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As of December 31, 2012, Young AmeriTowne had reached 300,009 students throughout Colorado over its 21 year history. As we begin to wrap up our 22nd year, I sat down with a 34 year old Denver native who attended the first AmeriTowne – and many after it. She has some amazing memories of her time in Towne. Meet Becky… Becky, …

Ask Amy: What Are the Best Ages to Introduce Different Money Concepts?

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As all parents know, every child learns at a different pace. However, there are suggested ages for when children should learn to walk, talk, count, and spell Personal finance is no different. There are lots of concepts to grasp, and it can be difficult to know when a child is ready to tackle one. It’s important to remember that young …

Be a Savvy Holiday Shopper

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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 …

We’re Going Mobile

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Come join us! We know our customers hail from all over Colorado, plus every other state in the country and twelve other countries.  That means it’s not always east to come into Young Americans Bank to make a transaction or check your balance. Unveiling the app We’re making things easier by adding a new phone app that lets our bank …

Spring Cleaning Family Costs

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The following post is written by the father of two account holders at Young Americans Bank.  The family recently undertook an interesting financial exercise that could be great for other families to try! A unique budgeting exercise This Spring we tried a new tactic at home to engage our children with family budgeting. At our house we have two kids …

Ask Amy: How Do I Budget with My Kids?

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This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. A budget is one of the most important tools individuals and families can have to guide their money use and financial conversations. So often, parents are caught up in the daily grind of work, whipping up meals, taking kids to activities, and ensuring …

Do You Need It? Or Just Want It?

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Each month, we take one financial concept and dive in deep.  We offer resources, activities and worksheets to help reinforce that concept.  In May, we’re talking about the difference between needs and wants. For most young children, parents take care of the basic necessities of life.  Kids are fed, clothed, and have a place to live.  When the basics are …