Is it time to start preparing for going back to school already? Shopping for new pencils, backpacks and notebooks is always an exciting time for both parents and children alike. Because children have an interest in the things that they are purchasing for school, this is also a great time to discuss how to budget a back to school allowance.
Topics to cover when creating your back to school budget can include school lunches, supplies, clothing, jobs for teens and entertainment.
More Back to School Topics:
We recently updated the minimum age to work for kids. When there is a conflict between federal and state laws, the more restrictive law will apply.
Included in the updates are the minimum age to work rules for the following states:
With summer in full swing, older kids are busy with their summer jobs. However, if you are still looking for ways to earn money this summer, babysitting is a job that you can start at any time during the year. For tips on babysitting see:
Are you ready to explore giving your kids household chores, but aren't sure just where to start? In Chores for Kids we explore all the hot topics on chores including:
- The Value of Giving Kids Chores
- How to Implement Household Chores
- Whether or Not to Reward Chores with an Allowance
- Chore Ideas for Kids