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Are savings bonds still necessary?

February 25, 2015

In the past, savings bonds used to be great gifts to help start children on their path to savings. Although the days of buying paper U.S. savings bonds are long gone, there are still ways to purchase them. READ MORE


The basics of the 529 plan

January 22, 2015

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


Budget Friendly Ideas For Kids This Holiday Season

December 3, 2014

Hello Everyone,

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


Thank You From Walter The Vault

November 18, 2014

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your support of my passion project, teaching children about money with Walter the Vault. Your words of encouragement and generosity is much appreciated. Unfortunately, we did not meet our target goal. READ MORE


Walter The Vault’s Kickstarter Campaign

October 15, 2014

Hi Readers,

Today is a huge day for Walter the Vault because it’s the launch of our Kickstarter campaign. With your contributions over the next 30 days we’ll be able to finance our first book The Pumpernickels Meet Walter the Vault. READ MORE


Financial goals for kids

September 8, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Recently Forbes published “3 Financial Goals To Focus On In Every Decade.” The article discussed goals for people 20 and over. Walter the Vault feels it’s important for children and teens to have financial goals as well. READ MORE


Creating a savings account

July 31, 2014

Hi Everyone,

Here’s a scenario: It’s your birthday and you receive a check as a gift. What do you do with it?

Perhaps your best option if you’re under the age of 18 and don’t already have one is to open a savings account, also known as a Custodian Account. A Custodian or Custodial Account is an account created at a bank, brokerage firm or mutual fund company that is managed by an adult for a minor that is under the age of 18 to 21 (depending on state legislation). Although most custodians who manage the bank accounts are parents, guardians, or relatives, the custodian doesn’t have to be related to the child to set one up. READ MORE


Saving for summer vacation

July 17, 2014

Hello everyone,

Summer is the prime time for families to go on day trips and vacations. Kids rarely understand how expensive these trips are, but always want to enjoy these summer experiences. One way to help children learn about basic vacation expenses is to plan the trips with them. READ MORE


What are you saving for?

May 29, 2014

Earlier this month at the Family Financial Literacy Fair sponsored by the Nassau County Chapter of NYSSCPA we asked kids to tell us what they’re saving for.  Here are some of things that made the list: READ MORE


Family financial literacy fair May 2014

May 15, 2014

Hello Everyone,

Thank you to everyone who came out to our Family Financial Literacy Fair sponsored by the Nassau County Chapter of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.  It was a huge success and a fun day filled with music, games and entertainment.  It was great seeing everyone engaged at the various tables educating themselves on financial literacy and how to make smart decisions with their money.  We want to give a special thank you to NYSSCPAs Nassau Chapter president Scott Sanders for supporting our fair. READ MORE


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