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 …

Save? Yes You Can! You Need a Spending Plan.

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Spending money is as easy as knowing 1, 2, and 3.  However, it’s not as easy to bounce back from debt when you’ve spent TOO much money.  Each month we focus on one financial topic that will increase the knowledge of finance for customers.  The October Concept of the Month is all about a spending plan.  A spending plan ensures …

Ask Amy: What Are the Top 3 Frequently Asked Questions from Parents About Kids and Money?

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This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. In my job, I encounter hundreds of parents all looking for the same thing – or close to it. Whether it’s healthy eating, a strong work ethic, a dedication to school, or just a great attitude, most parents just want what is best …

Young AmeriTowne – Upgraded!

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When the first 5th graders walked into Young AmeriTowne on September 10, they had no idea just how special they were. They were the very first youth to experience the “new” Young AmeriTowne. Those 5th graders had never been to Young AmeriTowne before, so they couldn’t recognize any differences. However the teachers sure could! Over the summer, Young AmeriTowne was …

Ask Amy: What Are the Best Books for Learning to Talk to Kids About Money?

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This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. In today’s mobile world, iPhone and iPad apps are a great, quick way for kids to learn, experience and practice a financial concept.  You can check out my suggestions for mobile financial games and tools here.  However, sometimes we all need a bit …

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 …

Ask Amy: How Do I Talk About Money at Home?

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This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. Just like with other difficult and personal topics, often it’s hardest for parents just to begin the conversation. A frequent question I am asked is, “When should I start talking to my kids about money, and how do I have that conversation?” My …

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 …

So You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

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Each month we take one financial concept and offer our customers a deep dive.  In recent months we’ve worked through needs versus wants, talked about investing, and explored budgeting.  Now we’re taking a step back to include a concept that Young Americans is exploring and growing into.  July’s Concept of the Month is Entrepreneurship! Getting started Each year Young Americans …

The Inside Scoop on Summer Camp

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We’re in the midst of our third week of summer camp at Young Americans, and things have been great!  We’ve had more than 400 young people come through our various camps, including Run Your Own Business, Young AmeriTowne and International Towne. During the day… So what is a typical day like during one of our summer camps?  Watch this video …