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Credit Union's money boxes

November 1st, 2016 5:10 PM

By Southern Star Team

Charlie Payne, Gaelscoil Droichead na Banndan and Emer Collins, Castlelack NS help launch the new Skibbereen Credit Union savings boxes for national school children.

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MORE than 50% of people have already spent their childhood savings before starting college, a survey by Skibbereen Credit Union has discovered. 

The survey of 500 people shows that although 97% of people think that although teaching children to save is important, we fall short on keeping that money for further education. 

The survey also revealed that just 48% of people started saving during their primary school years, with 16% waiting until they were over the age of 25 to begin putting money away for a rainy day. 

Of the 500 surveyed, 59% said they wished they had started saving earlier and taken it more seriously.

Special edition Skibbereen and Bandon Credit Union  money boxes have been launched to encourage children to begin saving – putting them in a strong position to manage their finances later in life.

‘It makes sense that the younger we are taught to view savings as a long term pursuit, the better able we are to manage our accounts as adults,’ said Skibbereen CEO Donal O’Driscoll.

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