Children Win in ‘Race to Save’

Children Win in 'Race to Save'

Research shows that children who save money are more likely to go to college. “It may sound extreme, but there seems to be a correlation between being fiscally responsible that builds confidence in other areas of a young persons’ life,” according to Decorah Bank & Trust’s financial education director, Johanna Kittelson.

The side benefits of saving money go beyond having money in the bank. “Just think about your own adult life, when personal money problems arise, it can affect your mood, your sleep quality and even your productivity while at work. Avoiding negative mindsets and gaining a better understanding of money are great reasons to rally for financial literacy for our young people from the start,” said Kittelson.

In an effort to help local youth develop healthy saving habits, Decorah Bank & Trust Co. is teaming up with the American Bankers Association Education Foundation’s “Race To Save” campaign. The campaign challenges America’s participating banks to open 100,000 new children’s savings accounts in 2012.

It’s never too early to begin saving, which is why Decorah Bank is up for the challenge and will continue offering Kids’ Club savings accounts that have no fees, no minimum balance and is FDIC insured. Children ages 12 and under will be taught how to use a “Spend. Save. Share” Moonjar™ by their own personal banker and will receive special gifts during the year.

Decorah Bank & Trust Co. encourages parents, grandparents and mentors to follow these tips to build a financially-fit future for their children:

Posted by Decorah Bank in Community News, Decorah Bank News & Events.


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