Knowing just when to suggest a teen get a job can be perplexing. My son has been motivated to learn to drive and has been practicing for the drivers test. Transportation to school, hanging out with friends, and other activities mean he constantly relies on my husband or myself to do all this shuttling. With his new found freedom also comes expenses.
Anticipated driving expense looks something like this:
- Used Car: Approximately $2000-5000
- Insurance: After discounts for good grades our insurance will potentially increase $30-50 a month
- Gas: The gasoline needed for him to drive around could be anywhere from $30 – 70 per week