Concept of the Month: Card Smarts

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Debit and credit cards are all over the place, but do you know how to use them?  This month at Young Americans, we’re talking “Credit and Debit Smarts,” which includes the cards.  Here’s some basic information that’s helpful for our customers ages 12 to 16 who might be interested in applying for one of these cards. Debit Cards Debit cards …

April: Classes and Celebrations

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April is Financial Literacy Month, which means it’s always really busy around Young Americans.  We have so  many fun and exciting ways to get involved at our building and to take the lessons home with you.  Although everything is free, many of these events are first-come first-serve, so be sure to register with the links provided.  As always, if you …

Sara Says: You Can Teach ALL Kids Great Money Habits (Even If Yours Aren’t)

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I’m going to start with a disclaimer on this one: Personal finances are personal! Moral and legal principles prevent me from giving you specific financial advice. I can, however, refer you to a financial planner if you’re interested. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, let’s get down to business. You don’t have to be perfect to be …

Get Your Girl Scout Cookies!

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Now that Cookie Season is almost over, what is your troop going to do with all their free time and (more importantly) their cookie money? While Young Americans Center won’t tell girls what to spend their money on, we can help them learn to make smart financial decisions while having fun. We’re pleased and honored to be partnering with Girl …

Our Branch is Turning One!

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Can you believe it’s been ONE YEAR since we opened our first branch in Far Northeast Denver?  Let’s all come together to celebrate the new accounts, the students reached, and the success of our partners at Z Place. Join us for a community open-house celebration that will feature live music and entertainment, complimentary refreshments and interactive fun and games for all …

Balancing with the Bank

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Each month we focus on one financial concept to help you take the lessons you learn while at Young Americans to your home.  This month we’re talking about “Balancing with the Bank.” It is very important to keep track of your own transactions in your checkbook register, and then double check your register with the statement the bank sends you every …

Sara Says: Great Gift Ideas for Kids (Educational Too!)

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The holiday season is a great time for students to practice financial responsibility. Whether kids are shopping for others or for themselves, parents have plenty of opportunities to raise questions about wants and needs, saving, budgeting, and a whole host of other topics. Of course, this is also a fabulous time for buying fun, educational products for youngsters. Gift ideas! …

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 …

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 …

The Holiday Marketplace is Open for Applications

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye! Start baking, start making, start mixing, and start fixing, because… The Holiday Young Entrepreneur Marketplace application is now online! Please click on this link to fill out the application. Keep in mind the Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace is very popular and space is limited. A wait list will be created when it is full. Remember we are …