# 10% Savings Account for Kids

POSTED ON BY Ken Tumin

Affinity Bank is offering the Kids Only Savings Account with a rate of 10% APY on all balances up to $500. The minimum deposit required is only $1. Balances over $500 earn the Gold Savings rate which is currently 0.40% for balances under $5K. Your child must be no older than 16, and the adult must have or open an account with Affinity Bank. The free checking account may be a good choice for the adult. It only requires $100 to open.

This seems like a good way to teach the value of savings to kids. With 10% interest, a savings of $500 will earn $50 over a year which is $30 more than what you would make at EmigrantDirect (assuming no rate changes).

Affinity Bank provides online banking and you can start the account opening process online, but it requires mailing in the application and deposit check. You can also visit the bank's branches which are in several California cities including Ventura, Camarillo, San Francisco and Irvine.

Credit for finding this deal goes to Andrea. More discussion about this account is available at this SavingAdvice thread.

This seems like a good way to teach the value of savings to kids. With 10% interest, a savings of $500 will earn $50 over a year which is $30 more than what you would make at EmigrantDirect (assuming no rate changes).

Affinity Bank provides online banking and you can start the account opening process online, but it requires mailing in the application and deposit check. You can also visit the bank's branches which are in several California cities including Ventura, Camarillo, San Francisco and Irvine.

Credit for finding this deal goes to Andrea. More discussion about this account is available at this SavingAdvice thread.

(anonymous)posted on(anonymous)posted on(anonymous)posted onIs this correct, or will it still pay $50 plus the low rate on the total above $500?

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