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  • Daddy, I Want That!

    Whether it's films, food or clothes, nowadays almost everything is available immediately. How do I teach my child that you can't have everything right now? How do I explain the factors that affect a price? And what are children actually allowed to buy with their own money?

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Digipigi is now available in four fun colors from all Credit Suisse branches. The digital money box responds with facial expressions and sounds when you deposit money or transactions are made on a related Viva Kids account. There are also Digipigi apps for parents and children.

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Should Children Be Allowed to Buy Everything with Their Own Money?

As a general rule: Children should be as free as possible to do what they want with their pocket money. But parents are not always that happy about leaving purchasing decisions to their children. In his column, Daniel Betschart of Pro Juventute explains how parents can grant freedom to their children while at the same time communicating sensible consumer behavior to them.

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Julian, Age 6

I like sports and computer games and I dream of having a bike.

Filip, Age 10

I'm interested in biology and animals and I'm saving up for a bike and a dog.

Andrin Damian, Age 8

I'm really into technology and I enjoy programming. I've already done a programming course with my dad. That's why I'm saving up now for a robot. I'm going to call him Robi.

Yven, Age 7

I'm a huge football fan. That's why I'm saving up for new football boots.

These Are the Winning Artworks from the Saving Goal Competition.

Credit Suisse Pocket Money Study

Learning How to Manage Money Properly

On behalf of Credit Suisse, more than 14,000 Swiss people were surveyed for the 2017 pocket money study – with some exciting results: It was revealed that while parents certainly feel they are responsible for teaching their children how to manage money, priorities and values vary depending on the region, as well as other factors. The study also showed that children are more sensible than many parents think.

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Education

Is Money Bad for Your Character?

Research tells us: It is important for children to take on financial responsibilities; one franc in weekly pocket money per school year is enough; and shopping makes us happy – even when we don't buy anything.

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