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Money as You Grow

Money as You Grow

7/29/2012 with 1 comments

Developed by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, Money as You Grow provides 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow.

If you are like most teenagers, you're not sure "what you want to be when you grow up." Teenage years are tough because it's a time when many major choices must be made: college, course of study, profession. These choices can cause a little stress. How could a young person possibly know the answers to these questions?

Learning about money doesn’t have to be boring. Here are a few resources to help you learn more about and manage your finances.

Categories: Kids and Money, Saving

Both credit unions and banks offer almost entirely the same products and services, but it's how they offer those services that makes them different.

Let’s face it, teens need and want money for a multitude of reasons including school activities, entertainment, electronics, gas…the list goes on and on. It may be difficult to decide whether to continue or maybe even start to give your teen an allowance. Here are a few items to consider:

Learn the difference between an ATM card and a debit card.

One of the first things you get at the start of the school year is a fundraiser whether it’s for the school or a sports/academic team. It’s important for the school and team to get the extra money provided by fundraisers to afford services and extra special things for students. Fundraisers are also a good way for you to learn valuable lessons.

If you have an Aware Teens Account but are 16 years of age or older, this might be a good time to switch to a free Student Checking Account. When you open a free Student Checking Account between May 15th and August 31st, you'll be automatically entered to win one of 13 prizes.

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