Category: Financial Literacy

April 13, 2021

How ‘Star Wars: The Mandalorian’ Can Help You Protect Your Credit

Contributed by guest writer, Jessica Larson, SolopreneurJournal.com “The Mandalorian” can teach young adults who are opening credit cards for the first time plenty of ways to steward and build their...

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March 29, 2021

How Young Is Too Young to Talk About Money?

JA and TIAA tackle the taboo subject of talking about money with kids Above: TIAA volunteers with fourth grade students at Swansea Elementary in 2018 Talking about finances can feel...

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January 19, 2021

Alumnus Gains Career Direction from JA

Chase Ferdinandsen is a vice president and financial consultant with Charles Schwab in Lone Tree, Colorado. Back in the ninth grade in Evergreen, Colorado, like most students, he had little...

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March 25, 2019

Volunteering with JA offers young professional “an opportunity for self-growth”

Matt Aschermann (left) at a young professionals' networking event with JA Engage Volunteers are the backbone of Junior Achievement (JA). They generously offer their time, passion, work and life experience...

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March 18, 2019

Northern Colorado School Counselor Expands JA Scope Throughout Rural Community

Middle school students from Greeley explore their simulated budgets at the JA Finance Park Rockies booth Courtney Fay, Chappelow K-8 Arts Magnet School Counselor JA Finance Park, presented by Transamerica,...

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February 25, 2019

JA and Broncos Empower Future Female Leaders

One hundred young women from Denver Public Schools attended the inaugural Girls Empowerment Summit, hosted by Denver Broncos Community Development, where they participated in Junior Achievement (JA) workshops on Personal...

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September 25, 2018

Majority of Teens are Worried About their Parents’ Preparedness to Retire, Know Little About Planning for their Own Retirement

A new survey by Junior Achievement and AIG reveals the retirement plans and attitudes of U.S. Teens A new survey by Junior Achievement USA and global insurance company AIG finds...

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March 29, 2018

President’s Message: A different kind of home opener for the Colorado Rockies this spring

The average household spends 5.5% of their monthly income on entertainment. For those who had the privilege of seeing Hamilton (Woo hoo! I finally got tickets!), that percentage is probably...

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September 29, 2017

Volunteer prepares students to become financially savvy adults

Serving her community’s financial needs is part of Lauren Money’s job. Lauren is the vice president of enterprise risk administration and the Community Reinvestment Act/fair lending officer at Colorado Federal...

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