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8 in 10 Parents Think Kids’ Extracurricular Activities May One Day Lead to Income

Eight in 10 parents with young children who participate in extracurricular activities think those pursuits could someday lead to income for their kid, according to a new report from LendingTree, and the more you spend on your kids’ activities, the more likely you are to think they will pay off. The survey – which asked parents about extracurricular activities ranging from sports and music to beauty pageants and debate team — also showed that about two-thirds of these parents have gone into debt to support their kids’ extracurricular activities. About the same number say they’ve been stressed about paying for them. The most popular payment choice? Credit cards.