While we were lifting weights on Thursday my fifteen year old son surprised me with the following question: â€œDad, can I get a debit card?â€ Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net He went on to explain his request. He … [Read more...] about Should My Teenager Get A Debit Card?
Kids and Money
I've spent a lot of time and effort teaching my son basic personal finance concepts such as working hard to earn money, saving for the things you want, and getting the most value out of your hard earned money. I discovered recently that he's in need … [Read more...] about Four Things High School Students Should Know About Having a Part-Time Job
My fifteen year old son said something unexpected to me recently. My family and I are currently on vacation in Florida, and we were walking along a boardwalk, checking out stores and hunting for new adventures. We came upon a zip line that stretched … [Read more...] about How Much Should Kids Worry About Your Finances?
Sometimes you just need a little extra motivation to get something done. I got just such a push when my son came down from his room and asked if we could hook up our 22â€ wide screen high definition monitor to his computer sometime just to see what … [Read more...] about I Gave Away My Computer Monitor As Motivation To Declutter
A water heater thatstops running, a car that needs repair, or a root canal are all unexpected expenses that pop up from time to time during this wonderful thing we call life. But I never thought in my wildest dreams of something like this. On … [Read more...] about If You Have a Teenager, You Need an Emergency Fund
My mother-in-law had planned to come to town to go shopping with my wife this weekend. When my son found out, he asked if he could go shopping with her first, by himself. He wanted to go shopping for Christmas gifts for my wife and I, … [Read more...] about When Should Kids Start Buying Christmas Gifts?