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People view money very differently, and as a teen, your opinions about money are mostly shaped by your parents. Whether you see it as simply a means to buy things you want or something more, it’s important to feel comfortable and confident with your emotions toward money.

Have you ever needed to purchase gifts when you didn’t have any idea what to buy? You could spend a long day at the mall buying gifts and then realize that you forgot a few people and have to make another trip out for more shopping. Doing a little planning before you hit the stores can save you time, frustration, and money. Hopefully these tips will help.

Money as You Grow

Money as You Grow

7/29/2012 with 1 comments

Developed by the President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability, Money as You Grow provides 20 essential, age-appropriate financial lessons—with corresponding activities—that kids need to know as they grow.

If you are like most teenagers, you're not sure "what you want to be when you grow up." Teenage years are tough because it's a time when many major choices must be made: college, course of study, profession. These choices can cause a little stress. How could a young person possibly know the answers to these questions?

Learning about money doesn’t have to be boring. Here are a few resources to help you learn more about and manage your finances.

Categories: Kids and Money, Saving

Both credit unions and banks offer almost entirely the same products and services, but it's how they offer those services that makes them different.

Let’s face it, teens need and want money for a multitude of reasons including school activities, entertainment, electronics, gas…the list goes on and on. It may be difficult to decide whether to continue or maybe even start to give your teen an allowance. Here are a few items to consider:

Learn the difference between an ATM card and a debit card.

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