I went to the bank today to turn in our change that we’ve been saving all year long for our annual vacation (we do this every year), and thought I’d let Brody take his change too, but to put in his savings account. He thought that was a good idea too!!
Last week, I posted about my husband and I rolling coins in the floor of our den and making it a family activity. Our thoughts were that this would be an excellent time to teach Brody a little more about money, and why we are rolling coins, but better yet, why we save our coins.
So today, I showed him what we do with the coins once they are all rolled up. Well…I tried to anyways. Brody was much more interested in the suckers the bank had out on their counter. Gotta love it.
I had coins that were not rolled up, so they went to the vault to get counted and then will be deposited in our account tomorrow. The teller did count the rolled coins and we got back $239.50!! That’s awesome to me. That’s cash on hand for our trip!! Because they were short-handed today, she took Brody’s money and said she would have to count it later as the coins weren’t rolled up. Since he had a few bills included in his monster bank, I bet he had around $50 in there. Not bad for saving your money for a little guy!!
We had a great morning, and hopefully Brody learned a little about saving his money for the future. After the bank trip I treated him to a Chick-fil-a kid’s meal and an ice cream!