The Value of Saving Starts Early

It’s never too early to start teaching your kids money concepts. We’re here to support you in teaching them other age-appropriate concepts such as the importance of savings, interest and dividends, credit, and more!

We’ve broken it down based on age/grade:

Ages 0 – 4

It’s never too early to open a Savings Account in your child/grandchild’s name, even right after birth. This can help start a great habit of saving for their needs from the very start.

Ages 5 – 9

Most experts agree you can begin teaching financial skills to your kids as young as five. At this age, kids are very inquisitive and they love to learn. That’s why we offer a special Youth Account called The Centsables which comes with interactive learning you can use free anytime.

The Centsables

  • Parents/Guardians: This program offers some pretty cool worksheets, articles, and action-packed Centsables episodes online that can be viewed straight from your iPad, phone, or PC. Check out the "parent" section for fun activities and financial tools. Now let’s grow some financially savvy youngsters!

Ages 10 – 13

Our Youth Accounts grow with your child. At this age, they can start looking at their own account using our Mobile App1 or Online Banking with your permission. It’s a great way to encourage them to deposit money earned or gifted.

Ages 14-17

In addition to their Youth Account, you can also open a joint Checking Account with them. Based on your decision, they can either have an ATM Card (Savings access only) or Debit Card (Checking Account).

Free Financial Education

For more information on free financial education for community youth groups, please contact our Community Involvement Ambassador at community@arlingtoncu.org or 703.526.0200 x265.


The Fine Print

1Data carrier rates may apply.

No monthly maintenance fees. No minimum balance required. Dividends paid on all youth savings account balances.

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