If you are like me, you plan to just lay around this summer and maybe sit on Facebook and watch a little TV but mostly just sleep in real late and eat. Well, I’ve got news for you. If your parents aren’t making you get a job, that doesn’t mean it’s a good idea to just lay around all summer. Getting a job in the summer is one of the productive things you can do for two main reasons:
1. The experience – having a job in the summer gives you experience. It gives you experience that will make you actually value your money, which is skill that if you don’t learn early in live, you may be in debt the rest of your life.
2. The money – the green, the cash, the dough, dinero, coin, loot, moola, THE BREAD! Just because your parents may give you some money here and there in the summer or at college, you could always use more. You know your parents are going to give you “x” amount for food, gas, and maybe a few other things but what about all that other stuff? Entertainment? Clothes? I’m sure you can think of a few other things…
Think about getting a summer job, at least inquire somewhere to find out what wage a store you would enjoy working at is paying. Even 5 or 10 hours a week can go a long way if you can keep it for a while.