Being a teenager we can often get confused. We’re right in the middle of adolescent and young adult. This can be very stressful especially to the many that are graduating in the next 2 years going off to college or pursue their career, either way, money will be one of the top worries constantly bugging us out.
If you have a job babysitting, working at a store or even chores it is important to put the majority of that money away so it won’t be spent. For example- If I get paid 30$ on a Sunday for babysitting every week I will take up to 20$ to spend a month as petty cash. If there was something I felt that I needed from the thrift store or at a restaurant I will make a smart choice and think again”Do I really want this 80’s shirt? just because everyone else has them too?” if you truly want it and really like it go for it. But how many times will it actually be worn until it’s “not in” anymore trust your instinct?
Those 5 $ frappuccinos and 7$ burger combo does add up so managing your expenses daily saves a lot of time and stress. Make sure you know where your money is going. Keep a money diary and log what you’ve been spending money on. If you have a bank account put your money in it so there’s no temptation to spend more money than you should.
I use to have an awesome job at a dog wash. Now I babysit. It’s important that if you have a job you should enjoy it. If you absolutely hate socializing with people then maybe it’s best to not be a barista and sell stuff online instead. There will always be something you love that will help you make money too and remember that money is money it comes and goes. If you regret buying something that you can’t return then sell it. Don’t get upset at yourself if you regret buying something. Money will always be coming and going especially at this age