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Learning money basics at a young age helps build a strong financial future

Caleb Hester Bank, General, Get Involved, Young AmeriTowne Leave a Comment

It’s important to start conversations about money with children early on in life. Teaching kids the basics — like needs vs. wants and budgeting — can be fun and is an invaluable step in laying a strong financial foundation for future decision making. My financial journey started when I was very young and is a trend I continued with my …

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Money Tips and Activities for Kids

Janet Redwine General, Programs Leave a Comment

One thing that’s been on our minds this week is how we can help support parents and educators tasked with providing engaging and fun learning experiences that parents can execute at home.  Here’s some of our favorite money activities.  Think of this list as a sort of curated resource area where we’ve done the searching and provided the best financial …

Concept of the Month: Are You Credit Ready?

Natasha Rea Bank Leave a Comment

You’ve probably noticed that most adults have a credit card.  But you might be surprised to learn that many adults don’t use a credit card responsibly!  Young Americans Bank wants to help you understand what credit is and how YOU can use a credit card responsibly.  Then, we want to help you decide if you’re ready for a credit card! …

Concept of the Month: Five-Step Spending Plan

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This month, Young Americans Bank wants to help you better manage your money! One of the most important personal money management rules is to live within your income.  To accomplish this, most of us need a plan for how we will spend our money. Here are 5 steps you can use to create a spending plan:  Step 1 – Take a …

Five Tips for Helping Kids Learn Money Smarts This Summer

Janet Redwine General Leave a Comment

If you’re a parent, you’re probably hoping to make the most of summer by including both fun and learning in your plans!  Young Americans wants to our ideas for how you can help your kiddo learn money smarts this summer. Tip 1: Sidewalk Stand The old-fashioned lemonade stand is a great way for kiddos to get a taste of business. …

Coming Soon: Let’s Lotion!

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Calling all entrepreneurs, ages 6-12… Do you want to learn how to make body products?  Next Tuesday, November 7 from 5:30-7:00pm, Young Americans Center for Financial Education is hosting a YouthBiz Workshop just for you!  Let’s Lotion will teach you the basics of making scented lotion, including the importance of packaging and marketing.  You’ll even have a chance to take …

Doing Your Part

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Every month Young Americans Bank dives into a financial concept to help our customers understand more about money.  During August, we’re looking at philanthropy.  What does it mean to give?  How do you plan your giving?  Get started here with these activities, and then come visit us in Young Americans Bank for more help, feedback, and tips. Time, Talent, Treasure …