3 Ways Singaporean Parents Can Teach Their Teenage Children How to Manage Money

3 Ways Singaporean Parents Can Teach Their Teenage Children How to Manage Money

MoneySmart - Fri, Jan 6, 2017 12:00 AM SGT Getting a part-time job is one of the best ways teenagers can experience earning and saving money, and also gain a sense of the sheer effort that’s needed to put food on the table. Instead of doling out unlimited cash whenever your kid asks, give him a limited allowance and tell him he can earn more to buy Nintendo 3DS games by getting a part-time job.

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    At each new job there might be a waiting period to join the 401(k) plan or to qualify for a 401(k) match. A recent Government Accountability Office survey of 80 401(k) plans found that some groups of employees, including short-term, part-time and young workers, are often excluded from the company 401(k) plan or denied …

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  • 7 Smart Ways to Spend Your Holiday Bonus U.S.News & World Report - Wed, Jan 11, 2017 11:39 PM SGT

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    Before you plunk down for a shiny TV or an expensive night out, consider these seven smart ways to spend your holiday bonus. If you fell into the credit card trap this year, your holiday bonus can help you exercise some damage control before the interest charges become a serious drag on your budget. Consider using some …

 

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