Teenagers and young adults
Teens and young adults generally start to earn money and make decisions on their own. Adult supervision, guidance, and feedback can help them navigate successfully.
Has your teenager set a goal, looked up missing facts, and followed through to reach it?
At this age, independent decision-making is a money milestone that you can watch for, and help your child reach.
Money ideas to talk about and try out with your child
Say: Money comes out of your paycheck for taxes and employee benefits like healthcare or retirement.
Say: Once you have a habit of saving, keep going until you have enough for rainy days ahead.
Say: You can set and plan for short-term goals and for long-term goals.
Comparison shopping applies to things like investments and colleges, not just things in stores.
Say: Pay off your credit cards in full to avoid fees and interest that could cost more than you planned.
Say: Insurance helps you protect things you have that would be expensive if something goes wrong.