Saturday, June 20, 2015

How To Teach an 8 Year-Old to Save Money

I want my nephews and niece to learn the value of money. And on their age of 7 to 8 eh mas madaling tamnan ang utak nila sa mga ganitong financial education. 

Hindi ko naman sila pwedeng turuan agad mag-stocks and i-discuss sa kanila kung sila ba ay for long term investors or for traders. The best I can teach them as of now is how to save.

Para ganahan ang mga bata na mag-ipon, I challenged them na kung sino ang pinakamadaming ipon ay tatapatan ko ang amount. So it means na mado-doble ang pera nila. 

So when my husband and I arrived Manila last June, handang-handa na ang alikansya nila. And they are bugging from morning until we are having dinner. Their alikansya, made from woods and bamboo, are always in front of my face. Haha. So after dinner, we open one-by-one. 

First we open Hannah's wooden house. It only costs Php140, Baste have Php837, and Sam saved Php782. Close fight within the two boys. When they saw how little Hannah saved, Baste and Sam cites why she have a meager amount. Hannah showed a sad face and I decided to double all the amount of their savings. I declared Baste won the challenge. 

Habang nanonood ako ng tv, Baste came to me and asked me a question that shocked and made me laugh. 
Baste: Tita Wil kelan ka ulit babalik?
Me: Next year. Why? 
Baste: Kelan mo ulit dodoblehin alikansya namin?
Me: Why?
Baste: Kasi ung binigay mo po na pera ngayon isasama ko sa ipon ko para pag balik mo dodoblehin mo ulit pera ko.
Me: Ate Sol yung anak mo balak ako lutuin sa sarili kong mantika. Haha!

Children loves to compete and loves to receive rewards. Try this to your child and their cousins. :) It's fun.