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Our Communities Make Montana Great

We know that each community in Montana is made up of people who believe in the common attitudes, interests, and goals that help make our state a wonderful place to live, work and raise a family. At Stockman, we support organizations that focus on improving the unique lifestyle we Montanans love so much. 
 
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Teach Children to Save activities and resources:

Check out fun American Bankers Association Foundation financial activities!

Animated sloth standing near a sign that says Teach Kids to Save with a mountain in the background
Animated sloth smiling and holding a piggy bank with his arms in the air
Animated sloth smiling with his arms in the air next to a thought bubble containing a bike
Animated sloth hanging from a vine with a thought bubble containing ice cream
Animated sloth hanging from a tree and holding a 5 dollar bill
Animated sloth standing near a sign that says Teach Kids to Save with a mountain in the background
Animated sloth smiling and holding a piggy bank with his arms in the air
Animated sloth smiling with his arms in the air next to a thought bubble containing a bike
Animated sloth hanging from a vine with a thought bubble containing ice cream
Animated sloth hanging from a tree and holding a 5 dollar bill

Teach Children to Save

Hey parents, April 22nd is Teach Children to Save Day! Join Stevie, our savvy Savings Club mascot, for tips to help inspire your kids to start saving. Click the arrows below to scroll through Stevie's Savings Tips!

Start With a Piggy Bank

A great way to help your children understand savings is to start with a piggy bank. A clear bank or jar helps kids visualize how savings add up, and it's fun for all ages! As your kids watch their money grow they will be motivated to keep saving. Once their piggy bank is full, head to the bank to open a savings account! Explain that the bank is the best place to keep money safe.

Make Saving Fun

Don't forget to make savings FUN! Help your child set attainable savings goals by creating a fun chart to track their progress. Start out with smaller goals, such as filling their piggy bank or saving for a toy, and then move toward bigger goals, such as saving for a new bike! As their piggy bank fills up, make each trip to the bank an adventure they can look forward to!

Offer Incentives

Incentives can be a great way to encourage your young ones to save. Encourage their efforts by offering to match a percentage of their savings goal. Simple milestone rewards may provide them the extra boost they need!

Explain the Basics of Interest

Teach your child the concept of interest and the benefit of putting money in the bank. You can explain it like this:
Did you know when you have a savings account you can earn interest on your money? Interest is money that the bank pays you when you keep money in your account, and is added to the amount you already have. Pretty cool reward for keeping your money in a safe place!
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