17 Ways for Your Kids to Earn Money This Summer

17 Ways for Your Kids to Earn Money This Summer

At some point on summer break from school, all kids find themselves doing the same thing—lying around the house, complaining about being bored, and looking for something to do.

And it isn’t long before they’re demanding rides around town and cash from their parents’ wallets.Get ahead of these problems by introducing your kids to the wonder of a summer job. With honest work on the agenda, they’ll keep boredom at bay and pocket some spending money. It’s a win for the whole family!

Here are some age-appropriate job ideas to try:

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how to get your spouse on board with budgeting

How to Get Your Spouse on Board With Budgeting

At some point, every couple disagrees about money. That’s normal. But maybe you and your spouse have such different views on money you’ve can’t even talk about it anymore without a fight.

You know it’s an unhealthy cycle, but you don’t know how to break it.

We’ve got a plan to help you find some middle ground. So if you’re ready to try again, here are five suggestions to get your spouse on board with budgeting:

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5 Ways Your Parents Budgeted Differently in the ’80s

5 Ways Your Parents Budgeted Differently in the ’80s

This is a special year.

Not only does 2015 mark the 30th anniversary of the ’80s classic movie Back to the Future, but also it’s the year Marty McFly traveled to in Back to the Future Part II.

In the spirit of nostalgia, we thought we’d do a little time travel of our own. We’re taking it back to 1985 to see how the average family budget has changed since then.

So hold onto your hoverboards and enjoy the ride!

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5 Things the Mannings Can Teach Us About Money

5 Things the Mannings Can Teach Us About Money

Archie. Peyton. Eli.

In the U.S., the Manning family is as recognizable as the Jacksons or the Kennedys. In fact, they might just be America’s first family of football.

They were quarterbacks in the SEC (Archie and Eli at Ole Miss and Peyton at Tennessee), stars in the NFL, all-around good guys, and an advertiser’s dream. Ever seen those DirectTV commercials?

Sure, you can learn a lot about football from the Mannings. But did you realize the Manning family values can teach you a good bit about money?

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7 Valuable Lessons Learned From a Lemonade Stand

7 Valuable Lessons Learned From a Lemonade Stand

Have you ever seen a child selling lemonade in your neighborhood and thought That’s so cute? You might have even stopped to buy a drink from them. After all, we want to encourage this young entrepreneur, right?

Kids learn some valuable lessons from running a lemonade stand. They discover how to manage their own money and serve customers well—and that’s just the start. Check out the top seven things your child can learn from serving up lemonade.

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