BrainPOP

Banking

You’re not going to hide that birthday money under your mattress, are you? Take Tim’s advice, and put it somewhere safe--in a bank! In this BrainPOP movie, you’ll learn the basics of banking, starting with why it’s safer to keep your money in a bank than in your home. Next, you’ll find out the difference between a checking account and a savings account, including which one generally pays you interest! Tim will familiarize you with some important banking terms, too, like withdrawals, deposits, and balance. Finally, you’ll learn about banks’ importance to the economy in general, as lenders to both individuals and businesses. Get dollar-smart, and watch this movie!

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What is the purpose of a bank?

How do checks work?

What is a debit card?