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The Joy of Saving

There is no joy you say. True joy comes with spending. Surely not. Possibly, this is a joy you have not experienced. Few have in this day and age.

Saving for most is either a lost art or a short-lived effort. The vast majority of people don't save at all. Many that do frequently tap into their savings for unexpected or more desirable expenses.

How would you go about teaching a child to save when you may not have much experience with it yourself?

Here's some ideas:

  • Do some research
    • Read books
    • Review articles
    • See what's available online
  • Think back to a time when you saved for something special
    • Recall the anticipation and excitement as you saw yourself getting closer and closer to your goal
    • Picture the thrill of going to the store and buying that special something you worked hard and saved diligently for
    • Think about the sense of accomplishment and pride of ownership that came with that purchase
    • Remember the loving place in your heart that item always held
    • Now, that's the Joy of Saving
    • That's the lifelong habit you want your child to enjoy

Kids' Money, thousands of other parents, journalists, experts and websites are here to help.

Take a minute to check out our Saving resources for Parents.

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Here's what you need to help your kids develop their Saving habits:

  • Q & A
    Got a question? Let one of our experts share their knowledge.

  • Web Resources
    Online games and exercises to help your kids learn to Save.

  • Articles
    Helpful article for Parents on encouraging their kids to get in the Saving habit.

  • Tools
    We're identified a few tools that can make the task more interesting and also give you convenient access of hundreds of other valuable learning aids.

  • Books
    We've got suggestions on books and workbooks that deal with developing Saving habits and also give you convenient access to thousands more.

  • Success Stories
    Share effective and amusing stories about your own experience developing Saving habits.

  • Surveys
    Share your opinion.

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