Television shows like TLC’s Extreme Couponing have catapulted the ‘concept’ of couponing to amazing levels of popularity. Watching regular people get thousands of dollars worth of groceries for free, is incentive enough for anyone to start clipping and saving coupons.
As your teen goes through each day they are a party to your financial dealings and conditions as a family. Particularly if you are not a family that currently enjoys regular financial rewards such as vacations and nicer things, they may start to equate money with a sort of required, daily grind, or like a monkey on our backs we all must bear.
Maybe they’re fresh out of school and have no real job history yet. As a parent what can you do to help your teenager or young adult build their credit? And should you? Is it even a good idea, and if so what are some better strategies?
One of the allures of America is not only that anyone can get rich and live the American dream, but that it can be done quickly and in some cases, even overnight.
Do you buy name brands because of a past history of quality, or just for prestige? I’d like to point out that in either case you are getting something for your dollar.
Money can be tight while at school but that doesn’t mean you can’t afford the lifestyle you want and begin wealth accumulation at the same time.
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