That's very thoughtful of you to be thinking of helping your folks out that way. That's the Christmas spirit. Look into a paper route. I had one at your age. It's a great way to earn a little extra spending money. Years from now when it comes time to start filling out job applications prospective employers will like to see that you had the initiative and drive to begin at such an early age. It shows you're not afraid to work.
Become a waste spotter Ask your folks to hand over the weekly shopping list. And the bills Use your school maths and shrewd buying to save $20+ bucks a week. Get the power usage down by better practices. Negotiate $?? for the service heh.
Get into trading on the net maybe. 50% of students will one day own a business.
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Do some favours for your neighbours. Hey, if you really care about your family getting bankrupt for spending on presents, why don't you spend lesser money on those? o.O Or better yet, just give people home-made letters for presents, 'cause I think it's a total pity if you're gonna get wasted for presents on christmas. I think people will understand.
How sweet. Tell your neighbors you'll mow their lawns for 5 dollars or wash their car for 10. If its snowing where you live then tell them you'll clear their driveway with a snow shovel for 5 bucks. Little things like that can earn you a lot of money.
Offer to do odd jobs for your neighbors - shovel snow, clean the house, wash cars, etc. Make crafts out of wood, beads, or whatever your good at and sell them bake sales offer to babysit or petsit - take care of someone's pet for a while. use garage sales to get rid of some junk - old toys, clothes, etc.