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 Teach Your Kids to Use School Debit Cards

How to Teach Your Kids to Use School Debit Cards

We know the world is getting more tech savvy. And now school lunchrooms are getting in on the action.

It’s becoming more common for kids who purchase their lunch to pay with a special debit card or PIN that’s attached to an online account. Fortune reports that in 2013, about 29,000 of the country’s 100,000 schools were accepting electronic payments. The concept is pretty simple—swipe (or type), pay, eat.

For your child, this may be the first time they pay for something without you standing there. And swiping a card or entering a code is a totally different experience than spending the cash they earned from doing their chores.

So if your child’s school has an electronic payment system, it’s a golden opportunity to teach them about responsible spending.

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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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