There are a lot of things that a teen wants and needs to learn about home economics. The more they know about how to run a household the better. Not just because they can pay their bills, but also because then there will be less chance that they will get themselves into financial trouble with credit cards and loans. Also, knowing how and when to pay bills and manage their money will get them much farther in life. Especially because even if they are not making a lot of money they could still have more left over if they know how to manage it better.
What teens need to learn and realize is that managing their money will make their life go much smoother, less problems and financial whoas. A few things that all teens should learn is how to balance and check book and take care of their checking and saving account. One of the biggest problems is making errors in the banks favor in a check book, which ends up costing the consumer tons of money and the bank nothing. This can get any person into tons of trouble and create havoc financially for months to come. Teens want to learn how to manage their money so these issues to not happen.
Also, realizing how to pay bills on time and having a schedule to go by so payments are not late and overdue with tons of fees attached is something else every teen wants to know. Another item they need to be taught is balancing enough money for food and bills. Using coupons at the grocery store to save money and make the dollar stretch farther. Holding off on items that are non necessities and saving for those items instead of splurging and buying them anyway. All these items will help any teen who wants to be better at home economics and have less financial problems.