It’s easy to spend money as soon as you get it. With so many different trends out there, of course you want to stay in the loop.
Whether it’s shopping for clothes or spending money on the movies, you need money for it all. Not that it’s bad to spend money, because you need it in order to get the necessities, but saving it isn’t a bad idea either.
Thinking of ways to save money can easy, but you may find yourself wondering why you should save at all.
Be More Independent
Unless you have a job, when you need money for whatever, who do you go to for it? Your parents, right? Wouldn’t it be nice for a change if you didn’t need to go to your parents for money?
Being a teen is great and all, but you won’t be one forever. Saving money will help you be more independent with the fact that you won’t have to rely or anyone to get you things.
You can save up for that perfect outfit that you’ve wanted. I’ve already given you tips on how to bargain shop, so you shouldn’t have any issues with stretching those pennies.
I’m sure you’ll want a car someday. How good will it feel knowing that you can purchase one with your own money? You won’t have to take out any loans from the dealership or mom and dad.
Saving money is a great way to show your parents that you want to be taken seriously and that you can fend for yourself. Trust me, the less of their money you spend, the happier they’ll be.
Remember when we talked about taking advantage of living at home? Well, saving money is the perfect reason why you should do just that.
Plan on Going to College?
If college is in your future, then money definitely has to be as well. I don’t know if you’ve been keeping track, but college tuition isn’t necessarily going down these days. Even community colleges are increasing their fees.
If you save up your money, you can possible limit, if not eliminate, the amount of time you spend bussing or waiting tables.
College alone will be tough; you don’t want to add to that by having to work a job do you? That free time can be spent towards your studies or hanging out with friends.
With the money you start saving right now, you can easily purchase your books and supplies for the year. Tuition may be a bit harder to scrounge up, but if you start saving now, it will be less money that you’ll need to put forth.
I had to save like crazy for my new home because I knew that if I didn’t, I’d be renting forever. Saving money can be a challenge, but when you really want something, it’s easy to do.