How to teach your child financial literacy
- See the video to learn practical tips. Watch it together with your child.
Practical tasks to do with your children to improve their financial literacy
- While giving your child pocket money, ask them to make a weekly plan of how they are going to spend the money and most importantly - how much they want to save for the future and what things they like to have, so they start saving money.
- Discuss one wish or dream and see together how much it will cost, how much they will have to save and how long it will take. Make a plan to teach them how not to spend money before they reach their goal.
- Give your child responsibility for organising dinner by giving the kid specific amount of money, after which go to the store together. Ask your kid to find all the ingredients and let him/her pay for it with pocket money you have given them beforehand specifically so they understand the value of the money.
- Talk about expenses – a short conversation about income, prices and budget. Do your children know how much a house, milk, etc. costs? Make it a weekly discussion to build an understanding of the value of money.
- While giving your child pocket money, agree that they will follow the spending. Talk about what they spend on and why they do it. Draw a conclusion, help them understand or improve.
- Ask your kid to compare the prices to start making better decisions and save money.
- Ask your child to plan an event using the budget you have created. Ask them to think it all through. Analyse and give feedback. Financial planning will help them to develop good budgeting habits.
- Think about the value of the money. If your child wants to buy certain something, make them think how much hours do you as a parent need to work to buy this thing or for how long do they have to wait to collect it from the pocket money.
- Take a look at your child's spending and ask your child to take a week to change his or her spending habits to save. For example, instead of taking a taxi, use a bicycle.
- Ask your child to write down their financial goals and how he/she plans to achieve them. Goal setting helps them to achieve their dreams.
- Prepare your child for living alone - plan your expenses together. This helps to give your child a realistic idea of the future and the inevitable costs.
- Read and talk to your child about investment opportunities.
- Follow SEB Instagram account (seb.eesti/seb.latvija/seb.lietuvoje) to recieive more tasks and challenges, tips and tricks.
Child’s account together with the special Junior plan for free
An account for allowance, child’s savings or first salary
Unlimited amount of free mobile or internet bank transfers to any bank in Estonia
ISIC scholar card for children older than 7 or regular Mastercard payment card without any fees
Modern mobile app with money request functionality and account balance change notifications
Possibility for the guardian to set up automatic allowance transfers or instantly add money to the child’s account
ATM cash withdrawals of up to 100 euros per month
ISIC card is the best card for a student
- Environmentally friendly ISIC card is FREE for 7–17 year olds
- Usable as a public transport card
- Proves academic status
- Pocket money on child's account.
- Safe and secure card payments
- View account balance, request money and make payments with mobile app
- ISIC card for a scholar can be ordered if child has the account and internet bank
Four simple steps to open an account
- Get acquainted with the preparations for the meeting
- Choose the most suitable meeting type – video meeting or in branch. If the guardian is a SEB customer, the account can be opened in a video meeting, without the need to visit a branch
- Book a meeting in the most suitable available time
- Sign the customer agreement and gain access to the internet bank and mobile app, as well as apply for the child’s card
Preparations for the meeting
|Video meeting||In a branch|
|Parent (guardian) has to be present in the meeting||Yes||Yes|
|Child has to be present in the meeting||No||Not mandatory|
|Parent must have his/her and child’s ID documents||Yes||Yes|
|Parent must be an existing SEB customer with internet bank||Yes||Not mandatory|
To make your child’s dreams come true and fulfil their plans
- Investing for the future of your child
- Insurance covers for both you and your child
The service provider is SEB Life and Pension Baltic SE.
Online support is available any way you prefer
Agreements, price list and other useful information
We invite 9 – 12 grades to remotely participate in interactive financial literacy lectures
- Career planning
- 50/30/20 rule for income budgeting
- Investment objectives and opportunities