Teens and money don't always go together, but your credit union has some solutions. Here are three ways your teen can earn some cash, begin acting responsibly and make financial decisions for himself/herself.
- Lawn Care: Chances are your teen is already helping out in the yard. Take it a step further, and encourage him/her to ask neighbors if they need any help pulling weeds, mowing the lawn or planting flowers. You can also help by driving him/her around the neighborhood to look for yards that need mowing or extra care. Create fliers listing services at low prices, and build a client base.
- Pet Sitting: People always want to make sure their pets are well taken care of. Tell your teen to offer his/her services to make sure pets are fed, nurtured and cleaned. According to about.com, pet-sitting fees can range $5-$15 per visit, depending on the number and type of pets, the number of times visited and what the client will want.
- Tutoring: What's your teen's favorite subject? He/she can help others succeed. So, why not charge for the help? Advertise in the neighborhood, through friends, at church or at activities.
Finally, remind your teen to PYF or "pay yourself first," and always use his/her Unity One account to keep money safe.