Second Saturdays Are Back

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Our popular and unique Second Saturday classes are back this fall.  Each month, we host scores of young bank customers and AmeriTowne alums to teach them the next step in their personal finance. Classes are one hour long and focus on great lessons for youth ages 3 to 8.  The youngest class attendees get to play Coin Carnival, a fun …

Tales from Towne: Summer Camp Guest Speakers

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Summer camp is in full swing and the Programs staff is enjoying having 2nd through 7th graders in our facility for week long camps. Our camps give the staff a chance to teach kids all about running your own business, being your own boss, International Towne, and Young Ameritowne.  Programs staff love getting to know kids throughout the week of camp. Practical …

Sara Says: Values Matter – Especially Around Money

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Ask a high school student what they want their life to look like in twenty years and what response do you get? Probably a blank stare and “uhhh…” Teaching teens about values and how to live a life that aligns with those values is vitally important but, doesn’t get much attention in schools. I’ve had the opportunity to work with …

Acronym (and Business) Help

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CYE?  SWOT?  What? At Young Americans, we love our acronyms, but we know that they’re not as clear to everyone.  We’re here to offer entrepreneurship help, especially with all our acronyms. CYE CYE is our Celebration for Young Entrepreneurs, our annual business competition.  The application is free and online right now.  You could win $1000, a mentor for a year, …

Sara Says: Put These Books on Your Summer Reading List

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Help your elementary student combat “summer unlearning” by stocking the bookshelves with some great books that have a financial theme. Regardless of your child’s interests, he or she will almost definitely enjoy these titles. Berenstain Bears Get the Gimmies by Stan and Jan Berenstain – The bear cubs ask Mama and Papa for too much stuff in this story of …

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 …

Concept of the Month: Credit Smarts

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This month at Young Americans Bank, we’re talking about credit.  It’s not “free money” as some young people may think. Credit is the borrowing of funds with the intent of paying them back. In almost every case, there is a charge for borrowing the funds. The charge is usually in the form of fees and/or interest. Credit is considered an …

Taking Business to the Next Level

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Wrapping things up Another successful partnership between Young Americans and the gSchool has wrapped up.  The teams (young entrepreneurs and gSchool students) met up three times before the demo day to brainstorm, build, and refine the functions of their unique websites.  Each website ended up as distinctive as the business and business owners.  At Young Americans, we are big believers …

Bull or Bear?

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Each month we focus on a specific financial topic to make sure our customers continue to learn about personal finance.  This month, we’re talking about investing – especially around the stock market. What is the stock market? The stock market is place – usually virtual these days – where people can buy and sell shares in a variety of companies …

Tales from Towne: Introduction

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Greetings from Young Ameritowne! I’m fortunate enough to work in a place unlike any other. You could say I get to be a tourist, only the place I’m visiting has no zip code, the constituency is made up of different people every day, and businesses never have the same employees twice. Each morning the (new) mayor gives an inspirational speech …