Article: Help! My Teens are Eating my Paycheck!

In a recent article on the Time Healthland website, writer Suzanna da Baca takes a look at the issue of the veracious appetites of teenagers and how it can impact household budget & savings:

“One of my girlfriends has a very singular type of financial problem – her teenage boys are practically eating through her paycheck. As fall athletics ramp up, her kids’ appetites are escalating and their buddies – often around the home after sports practice – routinely raid her kitchen. As her grocery bills spiral out of control, she’s struggling to determine how to manage her budget so that her savings goals aren’t (quite literally) eaten away.”

This article contains lots of suggestions and advice on how to budget with a teenager in the house plus a number of links to other stories about parenting.