Happy New Year Everyone!
We’re a few weeks into 2015 so there’s no better time to start saving. One savings plan that comes to mind is the 529 Plan. With the growing costs of higher education, starting a 529 plan can help give you a head start when it comes to paying for your child’s college tuition and expenses. READ MORE
The holiday season is upon us, which can lead to big spending. Don’t worry, here are some tips for kids to help them earn and save money during the busy season. READ MORE
It’s April and for many families it means a few things: April Fool’s Day, Spring weather with some April showers, and about two more months left until Summer vacation. It is also the start of National Financial Capability Month. What’s National Financial Capability Month (also known as Financial Literacy Month)? As declared last year by President Obama in this proclamation: READ MORE
Walter the Vault offers financial literacy tips to kids and parents. Walter has discussed needs versus wants, used real-life situations to teach kids about money, and suggested earning and saving strategies for kids and teens. Putting all of these money lessons together, children can develop the appropriate skills needed for the future! READ MORE
Considering today’s difficult economic times, gainful employment, like money, does not grow on trees. Part of teaching children and teenagers about money involves raising awareness on ways they can earn some money: Allowance, babysitting, a family yard sale, or other part-time jobs. READ MORE
Walter the Vault’s mission is to have children become Money Masters, be financially responsible, and inspire kids to be what they want to be, unlock their dreams. READ MORE
Walter the Vault teaches kids that money has value and is a medium of exchange for things one wants and needs. Distinguishing needs from wants is a critical component to financial education. READ MORE
How do we get children to learn without them knowing they are actually learning? Walter the Vault encourages children to become Money Masters by turning real-life situations into financial problems to solve. Next time while running errands with the kids, have them assist with the finances and paying. The goal is for children to then apply these lessons learned to their everyday lives. READ MORE
Walter the Vault had a special appearance at the Family Financial Literacy Fair on Saturday, March 2nd, 2013 from 10am-1pm at the Half Hollow Hills Community Library, Dix Hills, New York. About 130 families participated at the fair encouraging children and families to learn about financial literacy.
There were a number of booths and activities for children of all ages including writing a check at a bank, playing supermarket, ordering at a drive through food establishment, designing a bank, creating money origami, learning basic money terms, and much more. A popular booth was Walter the Vault, teaching children about allowance, saving money and how to unlock your dreams by answering what you want to be when you grow up. READ MORE
Money, money, and some more money! Why does it seem everything is about money? Spending and saving is something we all do or try to do in our daily lives. Isn’t it necessary for children to do the same, or at the very least to at least think about?
Meet Walter the Vault. Walter is a “Money Master” and a fun, animated character here to help. He teaches children the basics of financial literacy such as how to save reasonably, spend responsibly, invest wisely, give appropriately, and budget regularly. By following Walter the Vault, children can become Money Masters. READ MORE