Young Americans Blog

About: Sara Sankovich

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

Posts by Sara Sankovich:

    Sara Says: You Can Teach ALL Kids Great Money Habits (Even If Yours Aren’t)

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: March 13th, 2014

    I’m going to start with a disclaimer on this one: Personal finances are personal! Moral and legal principles prevent me from giving you specific financial advice. I can, however, refer you to a financial planner if you’re interested. Now that… Read the rest

    Get Your Girl Scout Cookies!

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: February 27th, 2014
    Girl Scouts of all ages can take free entrepreneurial classes to assist with cookie sales.

    Now that Cookie Season is almost over, what is your troop going to do with all their free time and (more importantly) their cookie money? While Young Americans Center won’t tell girls what to spend their money on, we can… Read the rest

    Sara Says: Encourage Your Young Entrepreneur

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: February 17th, 2014
    Know a possible young entrepreneur?

    We all love making money, right? As adults, we have different ways of doing that through maintaining steady jobs, contract work, and entrepreneurship. Kids, however, tend to rely on holidays, birthdays, and parents for their money. Why not have your… Read the rest

    Sara Says: It’s Never Too Early to Start an Allowance

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: January 16th, 2014
    Brilliant play by the kid!

    January:  the most optimistic time of year. When resolutions are actually observed, we don’t have every weekend booked for the foreseeable future, and all of us have a whole year to rest before the next holiday season. Yes, this is… Read the rest

    Sara Says: Great Gift Ideas for Kids (Educational Too!)

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: December 2nd, 2013
    The Game of Pit is fun -- and educational.

    The holiday season is a great time for students to practice financial responsibility. Whether kids are shopping for others or for themselves, parents have plenty of opportunities to raise questions about wants and needs, saving, budgeting, and a whole host… Read the rest

    Helping Teachers Everywhere

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: September 9th, 2013
    Money Matters teachers can provide information or come directly into classrooms.

    Money Matters is a program made possible by Great-West Great-Teachers, a program of Great-West Financial. The Money Matters program prides itself in providing high-quality financial education to children and parents, but did you know we assist teachers, too? Doing what?… Read the rest