Teach your kids to save!
Have you been wondering how to broach the subject of saving money to your kids? It’s a hard conversation but at UCB we have a few tips and tricks to help you get started!
Anytime is the right time to begin teaching children about money, and here are some tips from the American Bankers Association that can help parents teach money at home.
- Talk openly about money with your kids. Communicate your values and experiences with money. Encourage them to ask you questions, and be prepared to answer them — even the tough ones.
- Explain the difference between needs and wants, the value in saving and budgeting and the consequences of not doing so.
- Set up a chore chart and give your children an allowance for completing their tasks. Require them to save at least a small portion each week. The three jars method, one for spending, one for saving and one for charitable contributions is a good way to impart a sense of responsibility.
- Open up a savings account at your local bank for your children and take them with you to make deposits, so children can learn how to be hands-on in their money management.
- Be an example of a responsible money manager by paying bills on time, being a conscious spender and an active saver. Children tend to emulate their parents’ personal finance habits.
If these tips worked, check out our financial literacy app, Zogo, where you can learn real world information on saving money and earn gift cards to your favorite stores!
Are you kids signed up for the Moola Moola kids saving program? It’s free and can start them on the path to becoming savers!