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About: Sara Sankovich

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

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    Sara Says: Loans for the Little Ones Provide Big Life Lessons

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: November 13th, 2014
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    In last month’s post on holiday savings, I mentioned that you may offer to help your child pay for holiday purchases. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have to fork over money you may never see again. In fact, you are… Read the rest


    Sara Says: Save for the Holidays Now

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: October 13th, 2014
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    My parents had a love-hate relationship with the holidays when I was growing up.  I couldn’t understand why they would be stressed about that magical time of year.  After all, what’s not to love about snow, hot chocolate, and presents?… Read the rest


    Sara Says: Your Child Should Keep a Spending Journal

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: September 8th, 2014
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    Economists tend to think of people as rational and unemotional when dealing with money. As a parent, you know how difficult it can be to tell your child “no”. That can be emotional for you and your child, can’t it?… Read the rest


    Sara Says: Budget for School Supplies

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: August 18th, 2014
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    If you’ve been shopping lately, then you have probably seen the ubiquitous back-to-school ads: a subtle reminder that summer is winding down. Despite stores’ best efforts to help us save money, the costs of school supplies and clothing really add up… Read the rest


    Sara Says: Spend, Save, and Share

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: July 17th, 2014
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    If you’ve ever seen a budget, you know all those categories can be intimidating to some people, especially children. On the other hand, you probably know how important they are to financial health. As a parent, you try to instill… Read the rest


    Sara Says: Values Matter – Especially Around Money

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: June 19th, 2014
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    Ask a high school student what they want their life to look like in twenty years and what response do you get? Probably a blank stare and “uhhh…” Teaching teens about values and how to live a life that aligns… Read the rest


    Sara Says: Set SMART Goals

    By: Sara Sankovich Published: May 26th, 2014
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    Hockey and soccer goals are great. Savings goals, however, are the best.  Buying a new laptop, car, or house feels great, especially when you’ve scrimped and saved to make that purchase happen. This feeling of pride and satisfaction is something… Read the rest