Why save?

Developing good habits early can mean greater financial independence and freedom later on. When you talk to kids—especially teens—about the importance of saving, consider the following:

  • Saving can help you avoid debt.
  • Saving can prepare you for unexpected expenses. If you have a cash reserve, you won’t need to use credit for an emergency.
  • Saving can help you become financially secure, and potentially even wealthy.
  • Saving can help you meet goals, whether they’re short-, medium- or long-term.
  • Saving can help give you the financial freedom to do what you want.

The power of an early start

When it comes to saving, time is every kid's greatest asset. The sooner kids start to save, the longer they have to save—and the more money they'll end up with. The challenge is to help kids understand and act on this concept.
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