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Coming Classes

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In addition to our ongoing Kids Biz Club courses at Alderwood and Cordata Elementary Schools, SAVE will be offering business startup courses for residents of Agape House in conjunction with the Lighthouse Mission in Bellingham beginning in January 2020.


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Be a Mentor!

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Join our team of mentors. No experience needed!

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Help Us Help Kids!

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Our economic future is up to all of us.

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Coming Events

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In addition to our courses, we hold informational programs and fundraising events throughout the year. 

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We Make Learning Fun!

learning fun 200Our course activities include videos, puzzles, team challenges, interviews with local business owners - combined with building a real world business plan and business website. All activities are carefully chosen to be age appropriate and promote student success. 

Business and Economics for Kids

Go!  Dolphins! --  Go! Bobcats! Fall 2019 After-School Enrichment Programs!



Kids Biz Club is an 8-week 16 session course created by SAVENW.org to help local Fifth Graders learn how to start their own business. Topics include creating a business budget, a business plan and a business website.

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This Spring, we had the opportunity to provide this course to students in an After-School Program at Alderwood Elementary School in Bellingham, WA. Each student was provided with a laptop to use during the course, a USB drive to save their work and a course notebook. Then their work began. The first lessons were about business planning concepts: How to choose a business, how to estimate costs, how to set pricing, the difference between a service, a product or a knowledge-based business.

Hello Everyone,

Upon reflection about the areas where we've made growth this year and last, I was reminded that we've come a long way toward fulfilling our mission statement. To refresh our memories, here it is: "SAVE encourages a safe, clean, healthy, and economically vibrant community. We advocate for people to live, prosper, and conduct business. SAVE will work to support the ideals of job creation and economic growth through education and sponsorship of activities that support this mission." We're right on track to achieve these goals.

SAVE addressed many of the important questions our grant requests are raising, as we have worked to sustain this mission.

why we give2Many people say that they donate to charitable causes to “give back” for being successful in business or their life.  We assume that their success was due to luck or rich parents.  Yet if you look at their circumstances more closely, it probably was because of hard work, ethical principles and choosing an education that prepared them for success.

rain on charitiesI am all for tax reform that makes it easier and simpler to calculate and pay taxes. I like it a lot when rates are reduced so I can legally pay less in taxes. I don’t mind when loopholes and dodges in the tax system are closed. Think of them as potholes on the road of life. So, what is the problem with the latest tax reform reduction?

There’s a lot of buzz being created by local, state , and national candidates about social and wage equality. They are proposing to establish a “wealth tax.” It is important for people to understand what a wealth tax is.

A wealth tax is a tax or bill which is payable every year on money and tangible or intangible assets of value earned and retained by a person or business. To determine that amount you must add up all of the assets you have; cash accounts, retirement accounts, land, building, stocks, bonds, furniture, jewelry, cars, trucks, antiques; anything that has an established value. Next you must list and add up the total amount of debt (liabilities) you have; loans, credit cards, mortgages, notes; all ongoing financial obligations and the total amount owing on each. Next step is to take the total amount of your assets and subtract the total amount of your liabilitues/debt to determine what your net worth is; this is your wealth factor.

This type of a tax would be due every year based on your wealth factor and would greatly effect everyone's ability to build up the funds needed to retire. Wealth is actually the "nest egg" we all need and desire to have as we live our daily lives and ease into retirement; it is your ability to live an independent lifestyle at the income level which you desire to have for your "golden years."

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