U.S. government debating what to do with its money-how do you handle yours?
The amounts are probably smaller, but you still have to decide how much to spend, how much to save.
So, for today's CNN "Viewfinder" we asked some high school juniors and seniors for their best monetary advice.
Don't spend it all in one place, because you're going to need it.
You know, it's easy to spend money and it's hard to make it back.
So, I would say save your money, like especially as a girl, like when you go shopping, and there is a sale, you want to-you just want to go crazy a little.
But you need to really learn to restrain yourself and don't spend it all.
It's not just flips of paper, even a credit card.
It's a lot of work that goes into it, and that's something I've learned by having a part time job and needing to get funds for a vacation school trip that I want to go to is that it's not easy.
You think, it is.
Because you kind of grow up having you parents pay for things,
but when you get to it, when you get down to it, there is a lot more to getting money and spending it.
So, budget and to write everything down.
I've recently got my first job,
and I can estimate how much money I make, but I know I have to spend, and I know what I need to save, like for college, so I'll write everything down, and it makes it easier.
Well, I've always been taught in my household that whatever I made regardless, even if it's a birthday gift, if I've worked at a job, at least 50 percent of it goes in the savings.
The most valuable lesson I learned about money is to save.
Save, save, save. Especially in this economy.
As a kid, I always grew up-and whenever I got birthday money, I would stick in the bank and at the time interesting rate was really good.
So, I would just get excited every month to get a little bill in the mail and see how my interest did, or whatever and so, just encourage kids save money and put it away and-oh,
and don't buy sodas when you're at restaurants, because that's expensive.