Making Kids Money Masters

Needs vs. Wants

April 1, 2013
“I need this toy!” can be heard from children in toy store aisles around the country. Of course,
kids do not need a toy. They want the toy.

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


Family financial literacy fair 3/2/13

March 5, 2013

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


Introduction to financial literacy for kids

March 1, 2013

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


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