Tuesday, July 14, 2009

“Youth should be a savings bank.”

Noah and Ben holding all the information of their first savings account. I did not even notice that they were wearing matching shorts.....awwwwwww how cute!

My two youngest boys are night and day when it comes to money. They both are extremely hard workers who have earned a nice little sum this summer. It did not take long for both of them to realize that having a little "pocket cash" was a good thing...and it wouldn't be long before they were both driving.

Noah is the child who saves birthday checks so long that you are unable to cash them at the bank. If you need a small business loan (or lunch money in a pinch) he is your "go to" guy. Noah will walk around a store with an item in his hand weighing the pros and con's of each purchase only to put it all back...not wanting to spend the money.

Ben is just the opposite (and the most like me if we are being totally honest). Ben likes stuff...all stuff...and never has a moments hesitation in the check out line. Ben is a wheeler and dealer...always out to make an extra dollar or two off an old video game, bike or scooter.

It was with great pride today that I escorted them to the bank to open up their first savings account. I giggled at the serious looks on their faces as I watched them sign their name....and I down right HOOTED at the look when they realized that while they could make a deposit at any time...there could be NO withdrawals with out Mom being present.

They are growing up to be fine young men...who hopefully will know the value of a dollar...and have a few to spend.

It may never be easy but it will always be worth it.

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