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Why Your Child Should Have a Savings Account

by | Apr 4, 2024 | Education

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Why Your Child Should Have a Savings Account

It’s time to teach your kids about responsible money management. One of the best ways to do so is by opening a savings account in their name and helping them learn the basics of smart saving habits. Let’s look at why it’s smart to open a savings account for your child.

Teach the basics of saving

A savings account is a great tool to help your kids learn the value of saving money. By depositing money into the account on a regular basis and watching it grow, they’ll learn the importance of setting money aside for the future.

Teach kids about money management

When your child has their own account, they begin learning to control their spending to a degree. This can lead to learning how to budget and spend responsibly. They’ll also learn how to manage an account at a financial institution, including balance tracking, depositing money and starting to form an understanding of using a debit card.

Help kids save for a short-term financial goal

Turn the lesson on savings into a lifelong habit by having your child use their account to practice saving up for a short-term goal. They can set money aside from an allowance or part-time job, or gifted to them for a birthday, until they have enough money saved in their account to fund their purchase.

Prepare for the future

Starting a savings account at a young age can prepare your child for unexpected expenses in the future. As they age, their needs and expenses go up as well, and the more you can help them prepare, the better off they’ll be in the future.

Build responsibility and independence

By managing their own money and making decisions about how to save and spend it, your child will learn valuable life skills that will serve them well in adulthood.


Open a TXDPSCU Youth Savings Account for your child today.



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