Get in Charge of your Finances
Saving money and spending wisely can be difficult, especially when you have a family. We want to teach you different tricks to saving money.
What do I need to open a
If you're under 18, you'll need a guardian
Your social security number/card
Your picture identification, such as a driver’s license, Student ID, or passport
Personal information such as address, phone number, email address
An initial deposit (cash, checks) as required by the bank
Decide exactly what you want to do and when.
Use action words.
Set a deadline.
I want to save $500 for driving school this summer
How will you measure success along the way?
How will you know you've achieved the goal?
I will save $50 from every check during winter break.
Is this something you can achieve with all of your resources? Is this within your control?
I can do this if I use my monthly gift card instead of cash.
Is this goal related to your overall mission. Is this something you really need or desire?
If I get my license, when I'm ready I can save for a car.
Create a timeline of when you will achieve the goal. A goal without a plan is just a dream.
This is enough time so I won't be stressed.