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Family Financial Cents: Creative Ways to Get Cash for College

Family Financial Cents: Creative Ways to Get Cash for College

Do you have children and you are wondering how to pay for college? If your tween or teen has some entrepreneurial skills, there may be some great “college cash” available to them. Starting a business so young can open up opportunities for scholarships, grants, mentoring partnerships, and more.

Looking for a Club or Organization to Join? Why not check out one of these....

Looking for a Club or Organization to Join?  Why not check out one of these....

Rotary Club of Rancho Cordova - meets 12:00p.m. on Tuesdays at Rancho Cordova City Hall.

 

Kiwanis Club of Rancho Cordova - meets 7:00a.m. on Thursdays at iHOP on Sunrise Blvd.

 

4 Tips to Teach Kids About Shopping and Spending Money Wisely

4 Tips to Teach Kids About Shopping and Spending Money Wisely

1. Teach and Lead by Example 2. Use the GISS System – Give, Invest, Save, and Spend 3. Empower kids with age-appropriate financial experiences. 4. Encourage kids to make their own wise purchases with money they have earned.

 How do you teach your kids about money? Don’t be shy, share your ideas with others by commenting below! Spread the word about financial literacy for kids and families by posting on your favorite social media sites!! 

13 Ways for School-Age Entrepreneurs to Build Their Networks

13 Ways for School-Age Entrepreneurs to Build Their Networks

What’s one tip you’d give a school-age entrepreneur who wants to build a network but is having trouble being taken seriously?

The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, the YEC recently launched #StartupLab, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses via live video chats, an expert content library and email lessons.

1. Take the Role of the Mentee

I was able to build my network at a young age by taking the role of an innocent mentee trying to learn as much as I could from the older and wiser. For young people, flattery is one of the best tools that you can use to connect with power players.

13 Employers, More Than 36 Openings at Rancho Cordova Job Fair

13 Employers, More Than 36 Openings at Rancho Cordova Job Fair

On Thursday, October 3rd,  Assemblyman Ken Cooley (D-Rancho Cordova) helped 43 people connect with local employers currently filling open positions during his job fair in Rancho Cordova.

Hosted at the Cordova Neighborhood Church with support from the Folsom Cordova Community Partnership, attendees were able to talk with 13 organizations currently hiring for more than 36 positions in manufacturing, operations, maintenance, and sales and customer service.

“Today’s competitive market has made finding a job harder than it has ever been in your life,” said Cooley. “By being here to talk face to face with employers, you are giving yourself a competitive edge to hear what they are really looking for and creating an impression that could lead to a good career.”

In addition to talking with local employers, attendees were able to get coaching during two workshops on resume building and interview techniques.

5 Ways to Help Your Child Make a Successful Transition to College

5 Ways to Help Your Child Make a Successful Transition to College

Getting ready to send your child away to college is a huge undertaking for your mind, body, and bank account. Yet, naturally, many parents spend more time worrying about how their children will handle the transition. Here are a few valuable things to keep in mind to help your teen successfully make the move to college life:

1. Utilize College Resources

Most universities have online information for future students and parents that provides great resources for acclimating to campus life; explore these together and discuss what you see. Also, take advantage of college visits and orientations so your child can interact with advisors and other prospective students.

2. Teach the Basics

Calling All Bargain Hunters – County Surplus Sale

Calling All Bargain Hunters – County Surplus Sale

On Thursday, September 26, search the bargain treasures at the County’s version of a garage sale. Likely it will be the largest and the best deals you have ever seen. Televisions, office furniture, cases of janitorial supplies, copy paper and office supplies are just some of the great items you will find from 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., at 9650 Goethe Road in Sacramento.

As the County streamlines operations, the items that are no longer needed are sent to County Surplus where these quarterly warehouse sales are hosted to keep the items from piling up.