All this talk about the economy has me thinking about what young people can do to earn an extra buck. In fact, right now I am employing a teenage girl from the neighborhood. I’m out of town and need someone to walk the dogs and feed the cat. I’m going to post two links to talk to kids about. If they’re earning some pocket money, it might be a nice segue into a discussion on the unemployment rate. The first link is jobs many of us probably did as teenagers: I worked as a cashier at a local concession stand, my cousin had a newspaper delivery route, my little brother pumped gas. The second link is about jobs that actually pay and can potentially pay big. I don’t advocate the jobs it talks about but I do think it’s interesting that tech savvy teens have started their own businesses when they were still in high school. Could serve as inspiration if nothing else!