Earning Allowance

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How Much Allowance?

M.N. asks from Dallas

We just started giving our 6 1/2 year old daughter an allowance. We weren't really sure how much to give her so we randomly decided on $5. In order to get her allowa...


Giving an Allowance?

J.S. asks from Los Angeles

Hi Moms! Our 10-year old son is requesting a $5 a week allowance. He takes out the trash and recycling; sets and clears the dinner table; empties the dishwasher, gets...


How Much Is Your Allowance?

S.S. asks from Los Angeles

My husband and I are redoing our budget and we want to give ourselves an allowance for fun stuff that we don't have to run by the other. We're thinking $100/month. ...


Allowance and Chores.

S.A. asks from Chicago

My 13 year old has been asking for an allowance for a while however she doesn't do many chores. I have told her when she is willing to do more she will be paid she s...


When Do You Start an Allowance?

L.C. asks from Birmingham

At what age did you start giving your children an allowance and how much?? My children already help out a little around the house and my son has not asked for one ye...


How to Structure Allowance?

B.T. asks from Chicago

Hi, I have a 4 year old daughter and would like to start giving her a weekly allowance. How much do you give a 4 year old? Should it just be given freely, or shoul...


Help with Allowance

T.J. asks from Chicago

Hello Mamas, My husband and I are having a hard time with our 9 year old. He wants to get an allowance and says he will work for it. We don't know how to go about th...


Secret Allowance

C.W. asks from Washington DC

For 2007 I paid my two step-children a secret allowance to try and get them to help around the family when they were with us (I didn't want them to help just because ...


Allowance Questions

M.I. asks from Pittsburgh

hi there! looking for some ideas on how other parents handle allowance for their kids. we have decided that this is the route we want to go, and have some general ide...


Allowance, How Much?

M.G. asks from Cleveland

So what is the going rate for allowance? Do you pay per age? Per chore? Difficulty of chore? How are your families handling this? My kids have just been given ch...