Yesterday we had Jeremy from Get Wise ASB come in and talk to us about financial literacy. He demonstrated how it is better to save money in a bank account rather than in a money box because the bank gives you interest. Some of his key messages were, “spend some on you, save some too”, your never to young to start saving, buy what you need v’s what you want.
Students need to be 13 years old to open up their own bank account so in order for Room 17 students to get a bank account, parents need to open an account for them.
You may see your child wearing an ASB wrist band. They have key messages written on them to encourage children to save.