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Eight Ways to Get Your Teen Prepared for a Summer Job

For teenagers, that first summer job is a major gateway to adulthood – and the eye-opening realities that come with every paycheck. Unlike chores and the occasional babysitting or lawn mowing job around the neighborhood, salaried employment gives young people their first real taste of the workplace, and what earning a living may be like. Building money responsibility and financial independence is part of that picture. Parents can help prepare …Read More

Summer Job Ideas for Extra Income for Your Teens

By Laura Levine, President and CEO of Jump$tart As an organization that promotes “financial smarts for students,” the Jump$tart Coalition has long believed that learning about, and gaining experience with, money management shouldn’t begin when you already have money to manage.  It really begins with how you earn and acquire that money—and it’s never too soon to start. Summer is a great time for teens to start earning money, when …Read More

Prepare Your Kids For Summer Job Expenses

By Jason Alderman High school and college students hoping to find temporary jobs may be in for a tough time this summer – once again – as they compete with older, more experienced workers in a still-struggling economy. That’s bad news not only because of lost income, but because summer jobs provide valuable work experience that can help pad their resumes. I’ll share a few job-hunting suggestions below, but first, …Read More