Kids & Money

Kids & Money

Shopping tips for first-time car buyers

As the weather warms, scores of families will be out kicking the tires at car lots or at a neighbor’s house down the street while looking for that first car for their teenage son or daughter. There’s a lot to think about.

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Lessons from landing that first summer job

Landing that first summer job is an important milestone. It may even crack open the door to a future career. Whether you’re hoping to land a sacking job, line up lawn mowing services or launch the next great startup from the comfort of your second-floor bedroom, now is a particularly good time to start the summer job hunt before school projects and final exams get in the way.

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Roth IRAs for kids are catching on

The accounts, which combine the benefits of socking away money for the future with tax-free growth, have no age requirements. All it takes to open a Roth individual retirement account is money earned from baby sitting, grocery sacking, burger flipping or any other job.

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Tax scammers also prey on young filers

While members of the Internet generation may be computer savvy, they also are inviting targets because most have little or no experience with filing tax returns. All it takes is biting on an email claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service or a bogus tax preparation firm promising fatter refunds and faster returns.

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Get your teen started right with these books about money

If you’re hunting for a book or two for your teenager about money and investing that just might flip his or her switch, there are plenty of titles to sift through. The challenge is to find books that a young reader will actually crack open or that won’t cause their eyes to glaze over by the second reference to debits, credits and compound interest.

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