Teach A Child To Save

Teach a Child to Save 2017

Teach a Child to Save 2017The 2017 Teach A Child To Save campaign runs from April 24th to July 31st. Any youth (17 years and younger) who sets a savings goal is eligible to win $50. Enter the drawing by making a deposit into your account & registering as an Okaloosa Saver (one entry per day).

Six children will be randomly drawn from all entries, and each will win a $50 cash award to add to their savings accounts. Funds for the prizes have been provided by David Money of First Bank.

                       2017 Participating Banks & Credit Unions

  • Bancorp South, Miramar Beach
  • Beach Community Bank
  • Eglin Federal Credit Union
  • First City Bank

Since Okaloosa Saves introduced Teach a Child to Save in 2004, a total of 2,969 children have saved over $300,000.

Tips for Parents:

  • Spread the message of the importance of money and budgeting.
  • Make saving second nature.
  • Get them to a participating financial institution; open a savings account or deposit into an existing account.
  • Teach like a mom, think like a kid.
  • Curb their appetite for spending.
  • Teach the basics of investing.
  • Encourage them to be entrepreneurs.
  • Be a role model.