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Could You be a Secret Millionaire?

If we’re honest, there aren’t many “celebrities” from the world of finance. There is one person, however, who is a household name. For many, he is the personification of some of JA’s main messages – financial literacy, entrepreneurship, and ultimately economic success. Of course, we’re talking about Warren Buffett! And now, the Oracle of Omaha has teamed up with Junior …

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Searching for that perfect gift?

Ready or not, Christmas is just around the corner! It’s supposed to be the hap-happiest season of all, but let’s face it– gift-giving can be stressful. The mere mention of Christmas shopping season sends way too many of us into a cold sweat. But never fear– JA of Lincoln is here to help with a couple of fun, unique, affordable …

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Grants for Teaching Excellence

It’s been proven time and time again — the Junior Achievement curriculum makes a difference in the classroom. Students gain knowledge and skills that will serve them for a lifetime. So how do you get even more out of such a powerful experience? You take it outside of the classroom! Each year, JA of Lincoln awards Remigio “Teaching Excellence” Grants …

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Cross-Generational Partnership Benefits Lincoln Students

For Dave Kutsch, a retired pathologist and former state medical examiner who now lives at a Legacy Estates Retirement Community, the decision to donate to Junior Achievement of Lincoln was simple. “My wife was a volunteer a few years back and was very pleased with the program. I figure, if something pleases my wife, then it must be good.” Thankfully …

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Destination: Disney World

Junior Achievement is sending somebody on an all-expenses paid trip to Disney World. It might as well be you! Even though you probably aren’t ready to think about it, winter is rapidly approaching. And as most of us who have spent a few winters in Nebraska can tell you… well, a getaway to somewhere warm is a very good thing …

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Bank On Youth

It’s never too early to start saving! In case you haven’t noticed, delayed gratification is not something that generally comes naturally to small children. Like so many of life’s more difficult concepts, it has to be taught. But how do you make a child understand that saving now can pay off in the long run? With that goal in mind, …

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A BIG Thank You to Our JA Auction Donors

What can we say? We’re a grateful bunch! Before we put the 2011 JA of Lincoln Dinner and Auction in the rear view mirror, there are some more important people and organizations we need to thank. It takes a lot of generosity to pull off live and silent auctions of the size and scope that JA does every year… and …

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JA Tailgate Auction a Success

After months of preparation by a hard-working auction committee and one very enthusiastic coordinator, it all came together September 16th. The JA Tailgate went off without a hitch! As always, it was amazing to have all of Junior Achievement of Lincoln’s friends and supporters together in one room. It was a festive atmosphere fueled by great food, a fast-talking auctioneer, …

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Are You Driven?

In case you haven’t noticed, our economy isn’t quite what it used to be. Gone are the days when you took a job after college and worked there until retirement. More and more, our economy and our communities are driven by small businesses… but how will our young people learn to be competitive in a world where entrepreneurship has become …

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Only One Week Until JA Tailgate!

Just a friendly reminder– next Friday, September 16th, is the 2011 Junior Achievement Dinner and Auction- JA Tailgate! We know you still want to get in on the fun, and the good news is it’s not too late. If you still need tickets, Ashley Schroeder would love to hear from you at (402) 467-4479. But don’t wait any longer (we …

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