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Youthsaver Account: Help your kids to save

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Bring money to life for your child with loads of activity sheets available to download.

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Money and kids in a paperless world

Money and kids in a paperless world

Technology is changing the way we manage our money. Will our kids use cash at all?

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Teaching kids the about the value of digital money

Teaching kids the value of digital money

Tips about teaching your children about digital money.

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Pocket money in the digital age

Pocket money in the digital age

Help kids understand the value of their pocket money in the digital world.

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Long and short term saving goals

Long and short term saving goals

Knowing where their money goes helps kids to control their spending and saving.

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Do your kids run out of pocket money?

Do your kids run out of pocket money?

Overspending, what to do when your kids ask for more pocket money.

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Teaching kids to manage their spending

Teaching kids to manage their spending

Overspending, what to do when your kids ask for more pocket money.

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How kids can use their skills to earn pocket money

How kids can use their skills to earn pocket money

Do your kids have an entrepreneurial streak? Check some ways for them to earn more cash.

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kids playing with coins

Time value of money

Explaining the benefits of saving early.

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Boy with money boxes

3 moneyboxes are better than one

Teaching children about spending, saving and sharing.

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Image: girl at party

Do their friends get more?

Pocket money is important, but what should you do when their friends get more?

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Image of person budgeting

Money experiences

Involve your kids by sharing your money experiences.

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Image of children sharing lollies

Sharing is caring

A look at the importance of sharing when teaching your kids financial literacy.

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Image of children giving

Learning about charity

How your children can benefit from learning about charity.

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Teaching your kids about money

Why it pays to teach young children about money.

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Helping your kids understand borrowing

Helping your kids understand borrowing

Tips to best explain it to kids of all ages.

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Image of boy paying for product

Getting their first coins and notes

Translate the excitement into a valuable lesson.

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Image of mother talking to child about money

The Dollars and cents talk

Ever wondered how to talk to your kids about money? Here are some helpful tips.

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Explaining needs and wants

Needs vs wants

Ways to help kids differenciate needs from wants.

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Mum teaching child about saving

Motivating saving goals

Introducing financial goals to your children.

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Activities    

The different ways you can pay for things

The different ways you can pay for things

Teach your kids about different forms of money.

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Download activity sheet of Party Planner Budget Sheet

Party Planner Budget Sheet

Teach kids the importance of budgeting.

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Download activity sheet of IOU intro

IOU introduction

Introduce the concept of IOU (I owe you) notes to children.

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Know your coins

Know your coins

Recognise Australian coins and the value of money.

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Download activity sheet of Combining coins

Combining coins

Play shop to learn basic addition and handling money.

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Count your change

Count your change

Combinations of bank notes to pay for things and know how much change to expect.

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Resume builder

Resume builder

Help your teenager build their CV to apply for their first job.

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Money maze

Money maze

Develop your child’s addition skills with this fun maze.

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Savings tracker

Savings tracker

Help your child stay motivated to reach their savings goal with this activity.

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Charity begins at home

Charity begins at home

Help your kids understand charity with this engaging activity.

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Coin discovery

Coin discovery

Discover the value of Australian coins with this fun activity.

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Download activity sheet of Chore tracker

Chore tracker

Handy chart to keep track of chores and pocket money earned as a result.

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Take a coin

Take a coin

Fun exercise on counting money and colouring.

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Download activity sheet of Buying things online

Buying things online

Help your kids understand that buying things online costs real money.

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Youthsaver Account: Help your kids to save

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If you bank online with us, you can open the account for your child now. You'll just need the child's birth certificate.

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If both you and the child are new to CommBank, please come and visit us in any branch to open the account.

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Things to know before you Can:

This advice has been prepared without considering your objectives, financial situation or needs. Because of that, you should, before acting on the advice, consider its appropriateness to your circumstances. Terms and conditions for transaction and savings accounts mentioned are available here (PDF 660KB). Please read our Financial Services Guide (PDF 60KB).

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