Here’s another great New York Times Article on teenagers starting their own business. It seems like millennials are interested in making money doing things they enjoy. The internet has driven this collective interest in making money. This desire to make money has manifested itself in the people millennials choose as role models. Instead of looking to athletes or politicians as role models, many millennials look to business people like Bill Gate or Steve Jobs to fill this role.
I think it’s great that young people are learning so much about money at such an early age. I wish I had the financial savvy that many of the teenagers covered in the article have when I was their age. I blew most of my income from high school jobs on Taco Bell, CDs, and movies. I can only imagine if I invested that… dang.
Lesson learned: Teach kids about the value of money