Good to Know

At Hopewell Federal we are always looking for ways to advise and support our members financially. Sometimes that means simply passing along information that comes to us through credit union channels.

Something that passed by this week called, “17 Things a Five-Year-Old Should Know About Money” reminded me of a poem, “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”  Although not reproduced in their entirety, the two pieces blended together make an insightful guide for everyone, everywhere.

  • Spending, saving and sharing are ways to use money.
  • When you go out in the world, watch out for traffic, hold hands and stick together.
  • Buying means trading money for things.
  • Play fair.
  • Saving allows you to buy something in the future because you don’t have enough money today.
  • You can keep money safe at home and other places.
  • Don’t take things that aren’t yours.
  • Different things have different prices.
  • Live a balanced life – learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
  • People have different needs and wants.
  • Some things do not cost any money.
  • People in a community share the cost of some work done for everyone.
  • Share everything.
  • Clean up your own mess.

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