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As the Program Design Coordinator, I craft and deliver unique money skills classes and programs to students throughout Denver.

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    Ask Amy: What Are the Top 3 Frequently Asked Questions from Parents About Kids and Money?

    By: Amy Area Published: October 17th, 2013
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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,… Read the rest


    Ask Amy: How Do I Introduce the Concept of Saving Early?

    By: Amy Area Published: September 19th, 2013
    Start saving early!

    This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. All parents know that younger children can be a challenge. They struggle for independence, yet need parental guidance and support constantly. Given all… Read the rest


    Ask Amy: What Are the Best Books for Learning to Talk to Kids About Money?

    By: Amy Area Published: August 22nd, 2013
    Money Doesn't Grow on Trees

    This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. In today’s mobile world, iPhone and iPad apps are a great, quick way for kids to learn, experience and practice a financial concept. … Read the rest


    Ask Amy: How Do I Talk About Money at Home?

    By: Amy Area Published: July 18th, 2013
    Start talking to your kids about money early.  Follow the rest of these steps to keep the conversation going.

    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… Read the rest


    Ask Amy: How Do I Budget with My Kids?

    By: Amy Area Published: June 13th, 2013
    Budgeting is a crucial skill to have. Here are some ways to get started.

    This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. A budget is one of the most important tools individuals and families can have to guide their money use and financial conversations. So… Read the rest


    Ask Amy: What Are the Best Money Apps for Kids?

    By: Amy Area Published: May 23rd, 2013
    Looking for great money apps for your kids?

    This post is made possible through the generous support of Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. With teens constantly tapping away on their smart phones and little ones begging for access to parents’ iPads, the question arises: what are… Read the rest


    10 Reasons More Classrooms Need Personal Financial Literacy Lessons

    By: Amy Area Published: April 22nd, 2013
    Outreach Coordinator Amy Area teaches students at DCIS Montbello.

    The nation dedicates the month of April to promoting financial literacy. Financial institutions across the country are offering short quizzes, providing resources, and drawing attention to the need for widespread money lessons in schools. Some parents may be asking, “With… Read the rest