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 Mom Taught Us to Be Smart With Money

How Mom Taught Us to Be Smart With Money

We’ve all done it. Mom rattles off another one of her signature one-liners. You roll your eyes. She can't always be right . . . right?

Turns out there’s some truth to those quips she had stored in her back pocket—especially when it comes to money. Here are a few bits of mom wisdom that check out, even though it may have taken you a while to come around. (Thanks, Mom.)

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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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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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3 Family-Fun Ways to Enjoy Summertime on a Dime

3 Family-Fun Ways to Enjoy Summertime on a Dime

Summer’s just around the corner, and your kids are already practicing their end-of-school victory dance.

You, on the other hand . . . well, let’s just say the panic has set in. You’ve got two whole months to keep your kids entertained—and not a lot of time to prepare.

Never fear! We’ve got you covered! Here are three fun ways to beat boredom without breaking the bank.

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