Financial education for kids

I’m so very envious of kids financial education programs like these.  I worked from the age of 15 through high school and basically blew my money on girls, video games, and beer.  I wonder how much money I would have had if I had saved it or invested it?


  1. BilldaCat on April 16, 2007 at 7:00 am

    You say that as if there is something wrong with blowing your money on girls, video games, and beer.

    While I’m probably one of the more diligent about my finances/retirement now, there’s something to be said for enjoying life when you can. I think I’d be pretty disappointed if I ate ramen and scrimped by on everything from now to my 60s, and then had a boatload of cash in retirement.

  2. ShabbirJSafdar on April 16, 2007 at 10:48 am

    As a high school teenager I was unlikely to stop spending money on booze, girls, and video games, but I think I could have spent half as much and still enjoyed it.