How can a trip to the ice cream store teach a 17-year-old how to get ready for a financially responsible college experience?
Hold onto the Paperwork
Teenagers are impulsive and sometimes move too fast.
Sophmore year of college, I painfully remember that one receipt I lost. It was the first week back to school, and I was rushing to my 8 am Statistics Class. I stopped by the ATM to deposit cash from a summer of golf course shoe shining and car parking. The machine spit out a 3” x 2” slip saying the money was deposited into my Rutgers College Credit Union checking account. I then tossed that receipt onto the dashboard of my 1973 Mercury Capri as my friend, and I drove off laughing about the Credit union building that was in a mobile home on campus and how someone could pull the whole bank building away with a truck.