Saving for college is a long-term financial commitment, by consistently putting money away, you’ll feel the reward as you see it grow over time. Here are a few tips to stay motivated.
Read "But I’ve Used All of My Pocket Change" with your child and use our Parent Guide to talk about spending and self-control.
Read "How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?" with your child and use our Parent Guide to talk about spending and setting priorities.
Read "Sally Jean, the
Bicycle Queen" with your child and use our Parent Guide to talk about how
skills, patience, and creativity can help you get what you really want.
Read "Sam and the Lucky Money" with your child and use our Parent Guide to talk about how small amounts of money can make a big difference.
Read "Jingle Dancer" with your child and use our Parent Guide to talk about how small steps can help you reach a goal.
The Bureau is engaged in building the capacity of child savings programs by releasing four briefs geared toward institutions and communities interested in starting, or expanding child savings opportunities.
Financial literacy resources for Money Smart Week
Start saving, or increase your savings goals, with these tips and resources.
In 2016, the Bureau released the Building Blocks to Help Youth Achieve
Financial Capability: A new model and recommendations, which describes where
and when children and young adults acquire the foundations of financial
capability. Now, the Bureau has created
the Building Blocks Measurement Guide to provide researchers, program leaders,
teachers, and other financial educators with ways to assess young people’s
progress toward each building block.