Working jobs when you're a teen is to get pocket money
I guess I'm not nice enough. I think that by the time they're 14/15 they should be paying some of their own bills - and saving for the future.
I know that costs are higher now, but the money I earned in high school paid for most of my education/living costs at university + my first (6th hand) car when I graduated.
Yeah, I was a saver too.
I would spend some of course, but I've never had the need to just go with the crowd and buy something because everyone else was.
I do remember getting my check and putting most of it immediately aside/in the bank, and keeping out enough for probably an ice cream cone and a slice of pizza most days, and a movie with friends probably once a week.
I probably put 70% to 75% in savings, and just freely enjoyed getting treats like that. I mean, what else did I need.
Then again, I always worked part time during college, so I always had cash.
Heh. I remember in college for about a year and a half working at the Boca Raton Hotel in the nurses office on weekends. I basically answered the odd call and handed out band aides to employees that cut themselves. Spent the bulk of the time studying or reading for enjoyment.
During the week I had this other job, maybe 2 or 3 hours at a time, I think twice or 3 times a week. It was for an attorney who worked out of his home part time. His main job was teaching. I just took care of correspondence and stuff. His wife would always make me lunch when I was there, even though I protested. They were Cuban and it's a law they have to feed you.
When I graduated, I had plenty of money to put down first last and security, etc.
Edit: Then again I didn't below to a sports team or anything, so the time equaled out, what with her practice and all.