One of my goals as a parent is to teach my son critical skills he will need to be successful when he leaves our home and starts life as an adult. As he moves closer to this milestone, it has become apparent to me that the years I have to give him … [Read more...] about Teens And Money: My Son Understands Christmas Budgeting!
I shook my head in disbelief at what my son was telling me. I just couldn't understand the logic behind why he thought the plan of action he laid out for me was a good idea. I remembered that he's only a teenager and needed my guidance, so I took a … [Read more...] about Teens And Money: Don’t Quit your Job Until You Have A New One
About a month ago, my son informed me that he wanted to cancel his automatic savings transfer the Monday after each paycheck. At the time, he had run out of spending money and felt like he should be able to keep a larger portion of his paychecks for … [Read more...] about Teens and Money: Should I Make My Teenager Save Money?
Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net When my son got his driverâ€™s license, in many ways daily life became much more convenient for both of us. He could drive himself to work, friendsâ€™ homes, and to run errands. It also … [Read more...] about Teaching A Teen About Tipping
Teenagers are a strange bunch. I'm discovering that more and more as mine navigates his teenage years. He talks a lot about having more freedom. My wife and I respond with the standard, â€œYou have to earn it,â€ speech. But for all his … [Read more...] about Teenagers Do Not Always Want Freedom
With school supplies purchased, lunch account funded, and new clothes purchased and neatly hung up in the closet or put away into dresser drawers, I thought we had passed the hump of extra spending usually associated with the start of a new school … [Read more...] about I Need a Teenager Maintenance Fund