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June 27th, 2010
05:02 PM ET

Money-making opportunities for Teens

Summer is usually a time for teenagers to get off the couch, get a summer job, and start to learn how to make  a living.   But it might be more difficult to do that this year because of the financial crisis and large number of people out of work.

But don't give up - there are ways to find a summer job.  CNN's Fredricka Whitfield talks to Sharon Lechter, author of the book "Three Feet from Gold," and head of the financial education group "Pay Your Family First."


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
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  1. Sobina Crane

    I was in my 50's when I went back to school to get my degree in Paralegal Studies. The summer before my final year, I volunteered at the State's Attorney office, office of Victim/Witness. As a volunteer I did your basic gopher duties as well as helped children who had to appear in court in child abuse/sexual assalt cases. Later that year while still in school, I got a call from the State's Attorney's Office offering me a job as a Paralegal! All because I volunteered that summer to do gopher work. My advise: volunteer where you want to work full time.

    July 3, 2010 at 1:28 pm |