Dear Amy: How can I earn money? — Saviere, Syracuse, N.Y.
Dear Saviere: There are lots of ways to start earning money, even if you’re not old enough to get a job. A great place to start is by asking your parents or guardians if you can earn money by doing extra chores around the house. You could also ask your neighbors if they have any small jobs or chores you could do for them, but make sure you have the right equipment. For example, you’ll need items such as a rake or a lawn mower if you plan to do yard work.
Another idea is to find or make things to sell. Bake sales, lemonade stands and garage sales are all popular ways to earn cash. If you enjoy making crafts, consider selling your creations. Before you start selling, be sure to ask a parent for permission. For more ideas on how to earn money, check out
pbskids.org/itsmylife/money/making. Then go to You Said It to see what other kids have to say on making their own money.
Once you start earning, be sure you know how to use your money wisely. Find tips on saving, spending and more at The Mint, themint.org/kids. You’ll be managing your money like a pro!
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