Need Help? Small Business Resources (Part 3)

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We’ve done several posts on great tools for entrepreneurs (here and here).  However, we recently came across this guest blog via VentureBeat that lists some more wonderful tools and apps for startups and business owners. Edward Lakatis, CEO of Zapporoo, compiled this great list we think worth sharing.  Here are a few suggestions to start off: Evernote Business Digg Smartr …

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 …

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 …

Helping Teachers Everywhere

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Money Matters is a program made possible by Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. The Money Matters program prides itself in providing high-quality financial education to children and parents, but did you know we assist teachers, too? Doing what? With summer quickly becoming a fond memory, we’re busy preparing a free workshop for elementary school teachers in the Denver …

Need Help? Small Business Resources (Part 2)

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A few months ago we gave you a list of tools and resources to help you get your business streamlined.  That was a very popular post and one we’ve referenced frequently for our budding business owners.  Here to help is another list of additional resources.  Think of this as “Stage 2” resources, because we know that your business has grown …

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 …