- Crystal Johnson
The simple answer is “NO!” My very first job was working at McDonald’s as a cashier in high school. I’d make about $100/week and spend it on food or clothes since I didn’t have a lot of other expenses at the time. Now that I’m in my 20s, I look back and wonder why I didn’t save at least $25 of each paycheck. Well, I know why. I wasn’t thinking about saving for a house, paying off student loans, buying a car, or retirement! I didn’t know anyone who was thinking about these things as teenagers.