High School Financial Literacy, Ages 17-18
You’re in the home stretch of raising a happy, well-balanced, and financially responsible young adult! It’s time to knock financial learning out the park while your kids are still at home, helping to prepare them as much as possible for college and beyond. While money shouldn’t drive future career considerations, the amount your kids are accustomed to living on should be discussed and considered within the context of potential future earnings.
Key Money Basics for Ages 17-18
- Managing more personal expenses to gain valuable financial experience, greater personal responsibility, and the individual freedom teens seek.
- Working and/or volunteering part-time to build self esteem, confidence, and experience, ideally aligned with contemplated career paths.
- Balancing social and college pressures within financial realities, and aligning with core values.