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Opening a savings account


Students answer questions about opening a savings account at a bank or credit union and complete a sample savings account application.

Big idea

You need a secure place to store your money.

Essential questions

  • How do you apply for a savings account?
  • What types of personal identification do you need to open a savings account?


  • Understand what you need to apply for a savings account
  • Become familiar with a savings account application

What students will do

  • Answer questions about opening a savings account.
  • Practice filling out a savings account application.  

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Note: Please remember to consider your students’ accommodations and special needs to ensure that all students are able to participate in a meaningful way.

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