Teens

Is YouTube the New Radio?

Teens aren't consuming music the way that their parents do -- and it's not just the usual taste-related generation gap. An eye-opening Nielsen survey shows that teens are relying on YouTube to supply their tunes more than any other medium.

The Financial Upside to Buying Your Kid an iPad

How does this savvy business journalist justify buying a new iPad for an 11-year-old? Three ways that are educational, one way that's parental, and one -- believe it or not -- that's essentially financial.

Madonna Brings Edgy Teen Clothing to Macy's

Madonna and her 14-year-old daughter, Lourdes "Lola" Leon, have designed a juniors line for Macy's called Material Girl. But will the edgy style prove too sexy for teens -- and the parents they're shopping with?

Buying Your Teen's First Car: What You Need to Know

Buying your teen a first car is fraught with emotions, and even more laden with financial implications: Used or new? Who pays for what? How much input does the new driver get in the purchase decision? How can you get the best deal on insurance? We surveyed the experts to get those answers and more.

Recession Sobers Once Spendthrift Teens

Guess what the recession hath wrought: A little teen sobriety. According to the just-released 2011 Teens & Money Survey from Charles Schwab, nine out of 10 teens say they were "affected by the recession," causing major shifts in perspective that include a greater appreciation for what they have and an increased awareness of financial hardship.

Tell Us Your Best Tips for Summer Road Trips

Summer vacation season is nearly here. It's time to travel, but with the economy still sluggish, we all want to do it without draining our bank accounts. So DailyFinance is asking our readers for advice: How do you save money on road trips? What are your favorite low-cost places to visit? And what are your best tips for enjoying a summer vacation without bankrupting yourself?

Frugal Consumer: Three Home Theater Films for Teens

Today's pinched budgets mean many American families can%u2019t shell out as much as they once did to send teenagers to the movies. But there's a more affordable way to keep young people entertained: Soup up your home theater and screen some teen-friendly classics.

Another Rough Summer Ahead for Teen Jobs

Teens hoping for employment this summer aren't likely to find the job market much better than last year, when teenage job seekers experienced the weakest seasonal market in decades.

Money Skills Your Teen Needs

Teens might think they know it all, but how much do they really know when it comes to money? The U.S. Department of Treasury is partnering with the...

Seniors vs. Teens for Jobs: Oldies Are Winning

Teen joblessness is at the highest level in some 50 years -- and even seniors, who are delaying retirement, hold more jobs than youths, according to federal data. This means more teens are missing out on learning valuable job skills.

People@Work: A Teenage Wasteland for Employment Opportunity

"This could end up being the worst teen summer job market in employment records going back to 1948," says Challenger, Gray & Christmas CEO John A. Challenger. Among those aged 16 to 19, the jobless rate is now 29%, triple the overall rate.

Macy's to Sell Madonna's New Clothing Line

Macy's is going into business with Madonna to sell the new line of clothes and accessories the music icon designed with her teenage daughter, Lourdes. The Material Girl brand, which will be priced to appeal to teens, revives and revises some styles from the star's 1980s heyday.

Sprint Targets Text-Mad Teens With New Plans

Wireless service provider Sprint unveiled new prepaid plans for unlimited texting that are tailored for young adults and teens who text more than talk. Gone are the days when parents complained about teens hogging the phone.

Credit cards for teens? Like, OMG

Is it ever a good idea for a teenager to have a credit card? Some, like Dave Ramsey, say absolutely not ... while others give a qualified yes. As a...