Just like playing a sport, learning to save money takes practice. By saving, you can put your money toward whatever is important to you—whether that's a new video game, a trip to the movies, or even a college education.
Here's how to get in the savings game:
Ask your parents to help you open your own savings account at the credit union. Keep track of how much money you put in and take out to see how close you are to meeting your savings goal.
If you're saving up for something special, like a new bike or toy, hang a picture of it on the wall. This will remind you of your savings goal every day until you reach it.
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