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Confidence Rule 39:

A secure future starts with a savings plan

When you teach your kids the value of saving at a young age, you set them up for a life of financial confidence. A type of confidence that opens doors to possibilities, future success and the financial freedom to go after their dreams. That’s the power of saving.

Grow your Treasure.Grow your Dragon

Grow your treasure.
Grow your dragon.

The fantastical and fun Sanlam Savings Jar app teaches kids about the value of saving while their very own dragon helps them grow and protect their treasure.

Kids take on the exciting role of young dragon masters who embark on a quest to save shiny silver coins in a virtual jar. As their treasure grows, their dragon grows too, catapulting them into a world of imagination where they can learn the value of setting goals and working towards them.

How it works

The app is designed for kids to use with their parents.

That means you’ll be able to help your little one along on their epic saving quest and approve all app activity with a security passcode.

  1. Download the app
  2. Create a kids’ profile
  3. Choose a saving quest
  4. Save silver coins
  5. See your dragon grow
  6. Get savings tips along the way
Google Play App Store

But it’s far more powerful than
you could ever imagine.

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Saving for the future starts today

It’s easier to reach your saving targets when you set a specific goal, like saving for your child’s education. Much like fitness trackers use targets to help us meet our wellness objectives, goal-based saving inspires us to stay on track with our long-term financial objectives.

Goal Manager

Use our savings management application, available exclusively through Sanlam financial advisers or accredited brokers.

Tax-free Savings

Save for your long-term goals from as little as R350 per month without paying tax on interest, dividends or capital gains.

Unit Trusts

With no minimum investment period, you can grow your money with flexible, customised unit trusts from R500 per month.


Teach your kids the value of saving by opening a SatrixNOW tax-free savings account in their name. Satrix has no minimum investment amounts, so you can save as much or as little as you want.

The free interactive savings app for kids.
Google Play
App Store
Teach your kids the power of saving

Here are five tips you can use at home. Remember, the earlier they start saving, the better!

Needs vs wants

Help your little ones understand the difference. A ‘need’ is something you must have.
‘Wants’ are something they can wait for. Use your own budget to show them how ‘needs’ come first.

Talking money

Explain how adults earn money by working for it. The ATM isn’t a magic money machine.
It works just like their savings jar – they can’t take out coins that they haven’t put in.

Setting goals

Help them choose a goal and discuss how long they will need to save for it.
Pick a small and achievable goal for their very first saving quest to help them practise.

The jar system

Give your little ones three jars. One for saving, spending and sharing with someone in need.
That way, they can visualise their money growing and what it’s going towards.

Lead by example

The best teacher is you! Talk to your kids about the need for saving before spending and
what you as a family can save for together.