A question many parents ask themselves is if they should get checking accounts for their children. Savings accounts are the norm for kids, so when should you get your child a checking account? An account they can have access to with a debit card or checks? These days kids start earning money at a fairly young age, with paper routes, odd jobs for neighbors like mowing lawns, raking leaves, taking trash out, etc. babysitting, and then of course jobs in the traditional sense. Thus, getting a checking account is not a bad idea, and may even be a fairly good idea. There are a lot of positive things that come from a child having a checking account, as long as you, the parent evaluate their ability to handle the responsibility, and teach them how to use it.
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