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Financial Literacy for Children: Episode 4 – What are Savings?

Team StoryWeavers|February 28, 2023, 16:00 IST| 5

Previously on The Piggy Bank:

In the last episode, we covered the importance of knowing the difference between needs and wants. We also saw that if we plan carefully, we can save enough money to buy what we want. 

Today, we are going to explore the concept of saving money. 

(Parents can read the sections at a pace appropriate for their child and then solve the worksheet together.)

What are savings?

Sometimes after buying what we need and want, some extra money is left with the individuals. That extra money is typically called savings. 

For example:

  • Samira earns ₹100 every month. This month, she spent ₹60 on her needs and ₹20 on her wants. This means her total spending is ₹80. Now, the money that Samira has NOT spent is her savings. 
Income 1 0 0
Money spent 8 0
Savings 2 0
  • As we know, needs and wants change frequently. Samira’s needs and wants may change every month, which means her savings might change every month too. Some months, Samira could save more than ₹20 and some months, she could save less. 

Some people set aside a part of their income for future use or unexpected expenses. This is also called savings because it is money that they will not spend. 

For example:

  • Aryan’s income is ₹100 every month. As soon as he gets the money at the beginning of the month, he takes ₹20 out of it and keeps it aside as savings. Throughout the month, he tries fulfilling all his needs and wants out of the remaining ₹80 (₹100 – ₹20).
  • As a result of being this disciplined with his money, Aryan consistently saves ₹20 every month. 

Exercise: Discuss with your parents how they like to save their money. Do they save like Samira whenever they get the chance or like Aryan who saves every month? Why?

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Disclaimer: This blog has been written for children between the ages of 5 to 7. The information has been presented accordingly. Parental discretion is advised.

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About the Author

“Me-kha-la!” That happens at least once when she introduces herself to new people. She wholeheartedly believes in the quote by Arthur Rubinstein that says – “if you love life, life will love you back”. She is an organizational psychologist and psychometrician. She was a class teacher of 36 adorable girls for two years, grades 2 & 3, as a part of the Teach For India Fellowship. These little girls have a special place in her heart, and when she writes for children, she writes for them!

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November 14, 2022

100 spent and 50 save


October 28, 2022

Good savings


October 22, 2022

65 spent and 35 save


October 19, 2022

55 spent and 45 save


October 17, 2022

So nice


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