Ask the Readers: Ideas for saving with teens?

Today’s question is from Lisa:


I am very interested in ways to save money. I have two teens one is a boy who is eatting me out of house and home. The other is a” DIVA” in the making who only uses a towel once, washes a load of clothes almost every day. I need help and fast.


What advice do you have for Lisa? Looking back at your own life, what financial moves would you have made differently when you you had teens at home? What did you do right? How can Lisa go from worrying about money to saving more and feeling confident about her future?