If you want to work on being frugal as a teenager, there are some rules you need to keep in mind. Here, you’re going to get some advice so you can save a lot of money and be in a better position financially than your peers. Read on to learn more!
Get a savings account that you add money to every time you get even a little bit of money. For instance, if it’s your birthday and family members have sent you some money for it, then put a few dollars from each person in your savings account so you don’t spend it all. When you have a job and get paid, don’t spend all of what you make and put some of it back for later. You may be tempted to spend a lot of money when you have it, but that’s never a good idea when you can save some.
Don’t eat fast food all the time even if you like going out with your friends. If you have people asking you if you want to go out, don’t be afraid to ask them if they are going to be the ones paying for it. It doesn’t hurt to go out with friends every once in a while and to pay for yourself, but going out all the time anytime someone wants to do something is really going to make it hard for you to save any money.
Go with what isn’t the name brand when you’re buying anything from a store. Make sure you look at why you’re doing this because you shouldn’t feel shamed by anyone that points out that you’re wearing cheap clothing brands or using cheap products. A lot of the time, things that are not name brand are a lot like the name brand option but they just have different markings on them. As a teenager you may feel out of place when your peers are spending money on name brands but remember that you’re saving money that will help you in the future while they’re spending more than they should.
Now you have some information on being frugal as a teenager and can save yourself a lot of money over time. Make sure you are careful with money starting from a young age so you can save enough to eventually retire. You’ll also feel more comfortable when you have something like a savings account with enough money in it for emergencies.