Teens

Make Your Money Work for You…Automatically

Make Your Money Work for You…Automatically

It is America Saves Week, and despite common opinion, this is not an oxymoron. Americans can and do save. In fact, we have a complex, advanced financial system that allows most of those who participate in it the opportunity to program savings directly into our budgets. The American Dream is indeed alive and well. Younger [...]

Let’s Celebrate America Saves Week!

Let’s Celebrate America Saves Week!

Hooray! It’s America Saves Week 2012 – February 19 through 26! (Cue confetti, balloons & noise makers!) O.K, so maybe that’s too much. It’s not THAT exciting. But, it is a great annual reminder to take a look at your savings plan and re-evaluate it. Young America: it’s a great time to educate yourself on [...]

Your First Job & How to Make Extra Cash

Your First Job & How to Make Extra Cash

Once you turn 16, you’re generally able to start working in the United States. On my 16th birthday, I went down to a local restaurant and applied to be a waitress, which turned into my first job. I learned a lot and wanted to pass along some of my wisdom, and ideas on how to [...]

What Teens Need to Know About Credit Cards

What Teens Need to Know About Credit Cards

Credit cards are awesome, right? Maybe. This article will explain the basics about credit cards – what they are, how they should be used, that credit is not free money, it is borrowed money, what APR is and what can happen if you fall behind. Here are some common questions:   How do I get [...]

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