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Talk Well in Your Bankitville Home

When you talk about money honestly, you can make better money choices.
You also work through differences.

How to Talk to Your Parent About Money

  • Ask questions about money.
  • Get your parents' advice about money.
  • Don’t always ask for money.
  • Ask for ideas about how to save.

Ask Your Parent

  • How do you want me to use money well?
  • Which money topics are hard to talk about? Easy?

Borrow Well at the Electronics Store

Sometimes you need money when you don’t have it. Find out how to borrow responsibly.

When You’re Tempted to Borrow Money

  1. See if there’s a way to earn it instead.
  2. Borrow as little as possible.
  3. Make a plan to return what you borrowed.
  4. Pay back the money as soon as possible.
  5. Think about wants versus needs.

Ask Your Parent

  • What do you think of my borrowing habits?
  • How do you want me to use credit well as an adult?

Budget Well for a Show at Bankitville Arena

When you keep track of your money, you can be sure that the amount you spend
isn’t more than the amount you earn.

How to Keep Track of Your Money

  1. Keep your receipts.
  2. Create a budget with major spending categories, such as snacks, movies, clothes and gas.
  3. Set a regular time to keep track of the money that comes in and the money that goes out.

Ask Your Parent

  • How can I create a budget that works?
  • Why do I need to spend less than I earn?

Dream Well at Bankitville U

Everyone has dreams and hopes. When you have a financial plan for the future,
you’re better prepared to realize your dreams.

Money Tips to Achieve Your Dreams

  • Save money.
  • Spend less than you earn.
  • Cut back on spending.
  • Budget so you keep track of your money.

Ask Your Parent

  • How does managing your money well help you pursue your dreams?
  • How can you support my dreams?

Earn Well by Working at Bankitville Cafe

When you have a job, you get more than money. You gain a sense of accomplishment.

Ways You Can Earn Money

  1. Getting an allowance.
  2. Earning money through simple jobs, such as
    mowing or raking.
  3. Getting a part-time job.

Ask Your Parent

  • How do you earn money?
  • What do you think of the way you earn money?
  • How can you support me in earning money?

Give Well to a Bankitville Charity

You can help others and make the world a better place. When people give,
it shows that they’re thinking of more than just themselves.

Different Ways to Give

  1. Give money.
  2. Donate belongings.
  3. Volunteer your time.

Ask Your Parent

  • What causes do you care about?
  • What do you think about giving and helping others?
  • How can we help the causes we care about?

Invest Well with Bankitville Investment Traders

Money can earn more money when it's invested well. But investing can also be risky,
so you need to be strategic.

Common Types of Investments

  • Stocks
  • Bonds
  • Mutual Funds

Ask Your Parent

  • What do you think are good investments? Why?
  • Why are gambling and playing games for money not
    good investments?

Live Well at Bankitville Park

Live up to your potential. Succeed with your money and in all areas of your life.

What Teens Need to Succeed

To succeed, it’s important to focus on building the supports, values and skills that help you make good choices. Learn more by getting your free copy of the 40 Developmental Assets from www.search-institute.org/developmental-assets/lists.
Source: Minneapolis-based Search Institute.

Ask Your Parent

  • How do you want me to succeed?
  • What does success mean to you?

Protect Well With Bankitville Auto

Car insurance helps protect you and your car. Different kinds of insurance protect you
from accidents, illness, robberies and other things you can't control.

Common Risks Teenagers Face

  • Accidents
  • Theft
  • Sickness

Ask Your Parent

  • How do you protect yourself?
  • How do you protect your belongings?
  • How can I protect myself?

Save Well at Bankitville Bank

When you save, you have money for something special (like a concert) or
something unexpected (like your cell phone breaking).

Three Tips to Saving Money

  • Save. Pay yourself first whenever you get money.
  • Spend less.
  • Only buy what you need, not what you want.

Ask Your Parent

  • When have you saved for something?
  • What has been your experience with saving?
  • How can you support me in saving money?

Spend Well at Bankitville Mall

The more you think before you spend, the better decisions you can make.
Comparing prices and learning about products helps.

Three Major Ways Teens Spend Money

  1. Cash
  2. Gift card (stored value card)
  3. Debit card

Ask Your Parent

  • How do you spend your money?
  • When do you spend money?
  • What do you think about spending?

Move Forward Well at Bankitville High School

The more you know about money, the better decisions you can make. That affects your future.

Move Forward With Your Money Through Learning

  • Find new ways to make better choices.
  • Learn from your mistakes.
  • When tough money situations arise, ask for help
    and learn more.

Ask Your Parent

  • When have you seen me use money well?
  • What can I do to make better money choices?