Did you get an allowance as a child?

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#1 entropyecho
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I never did; I'm just curious about you all.

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#2 Dark__Link
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Nope.
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#3 Karl319
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Nop. Never. I barely got lunch money for school.
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#4 ghoklebutter
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Yes I did, and for some reason it was a ridiculously large amount of money, ranging from 50-100$ a month. I was a spoiled kid. >_>
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#5 FragStains
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Nope. Though I was given food rations to build character.
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#6 kidsmelly
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My parents allowed me to live. Thats a good enough allowance for any kid.

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#7 spazzx625
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No, I did get paid for doing certain things around the house (like mowing the lawn I got like $2) but nothing was ever guaranteed
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#8 BlindBluMonstah
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not money but i got things when i asked for them :3

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#9 entropyecho
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Yes I did, and for some reason it was a ridiculously large amount of money, ranging from 50-100$ a month. I was a spoiled kid. >_>ghoklebutter
What was their rationale for an allowance - that you learned how to handle money?

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#10 Sky-
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Nope, I received money once in a while for performing chores around the house such as vacuuming or mowing the lawn.

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#11 entropyecho
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No, I did get paid for doing certain things around the house (like mowing the lawn I got like $2) but nothing was ever guaranteedspazzx625

Nope, I received money once in a while for performing chores around the house such as vacuuming or mowing the lawn.

Sky-

You guys are lucky - I was told to just do them "or else." :P

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#12 FragStains
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[QUOTE="ghoklebutter"]Yes I did, and for some reason it was a ridiculously large amount of money, ranging from 50-100$ a month. I was a spoiled kid. >_>entropyecho

What was their rationale for an allowance - that you learned how to handle money?

Basic financial tenets such as "Keep the big bills on the outside" and "Roll the $100 bill on it's long axis to light it for igniting cigars".
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#13 needled24-7
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i think i got like $7 a week for the chores i did. i didn't have to do much, but i remember my brother only got $5 a week so i thought i was so much better than him because i got more :twisted: i mean i still am better than him ;) P

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#14 ghoklebutter
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[QUOTE="ghoklebutter"]Yes I did, and for some reason it was a ridiculously large amount of money, ranging from 50-100$ a month. I was a spoiled kid. >_>entropyecho

What was their rationale for an allowance - that you learned how to handle money?

Yeah. I also wasn't a big spender.
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#15 Flamecommando
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Yes. I got some for awhile and then it just stopped. I pretty much just asked for things after that.

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#16 Snakewiseman
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no I had to do chores than get gpaid for example picking weeds for ten dollars a trash bag full

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#17 deactivated-6016e81e8e30f
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Nope. I was promised money if I did chores around the house, but after several times of doing so and my parents not keeping their promise, I stopped falling for it.
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#18 Immortalica
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I did once, for about a week then it got taken away and I never got an allowance again.
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#19 MagikarpSplash
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No, not a regular allowance. But if I was good in school and cleaned up my room my parents would treat me. :P And I got money from Grandparents when I saw them. :D
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#20 THE_DRUGGIE
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Yeah, about $5 a week from ages 5-10. Whenever I asked for anything past that point my parents either said "Wait for Christmas or Birthday" or "get a job."

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#21 Mochyc
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Not when I was a kid kid, in my later teens yes. I'm 17 and I get 150 bucks a month.
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#22 Flame_Blade88
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Yeah, 5 bucks a week if I did everything I was supposed to, so suffice to say I rarely got allowance lol
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#23 certifieddata
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I still do, but it's for helping with everyday things around the house and some small jobs.

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#24 k2theswiss
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no, any child who think they deserve a allowance allow me to give you BIG reason why you shouldn't.

1: what do you do that you deserve allowance around the house? clean some dishes mow the grass, sholve your drive way? sorry you live there its your responsibility to take care of your space(house).

reason to get little extra cash from your parents: when they offer a reward to you like All your grade above a B/A or, go one year without getting a ticket or what ever but i think you don't have the right to demand it or even ask to have a allowance but you may ask for some cash to buy something here and there or go movies.

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#25 deactivated-5f9e3c6a83e51
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Not exactly. My Dad paid me to mow the lawn at the house.

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#26 moonlightcharm6
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I wish.. no.
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#27 Hallenbeck77  Moderator
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I was allowed to live in my parent's house rent free until I turned 18, but that was about it.

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#28 rolo107
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Very small amounts, yes I did. Maybe 5-10 dollars every other month. Then my dad passed away, and I started getting Social Security until I graduated High School. From there I got about a thousand dollars a month, but I had to use that money for everything, still I used a lot on just entertainment or going out with friends while saving a bit for college.
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#29 194197844077667059316682358889
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No, I grew up pretty poor; I was occasionally able to talk my parents into getting me small things, but my own discretionary income, uh uh.
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#30 Nifty_Shark
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I got some cash for shoveling snow. Later on I would get some money for the week. I honestly don't remember because I wasn't really looking for an allowance but my sister worked her magic to get one and I think my parents felt that if she got one then I should too. the money was typically spent for games I was saving up for. Today I don't get cash from my folks but from what I understand my little sister is becoming a big spender lol.

Wowza some of these posts seem really bitter.

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#31 Sajedene
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Yeah. About 20-50$ a week
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#32 muller39
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I did but it was only enough for me to get pokemon cards.

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#33 Nifty_Shark
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I did but it was only enough for me to get pokemon cards.

muller39

Haha. I remember spending money on Pokemon cards. Never got the holographic Charizard :lol:

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#34 CBR600-RR
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Well my mother got child benefits and child tax when I was under 16, same with my sister.

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#35 metallica_fan42
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Ya, in exchange for completing chores.
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#36 k2theswiss
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[QUOTE="muller39"]

I did but it was only enough for me to get pokemon cards.

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Haha. I remember spending money on Pokemon cards. Never got the holographic Charizard :lol:

lol i did. my grandmother bought crap load of cards for my b day when i was like 11 if i remember right it came up to like 70 bucks... the holographic charizard i still have in a case it's the only one i have now the rest got tosses around/ lost or thrown away and even burned lol. i had show those little creatures what real fire was
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#37 raven_squad
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Yes, I got $15 a week. I got extra if I did any chores beyond cleaning my room.
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#38 entropyecho
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I was allowed to live in my parent's house rent free until I turned 18, but that was about it.

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Then you found your own place or you started paying rent?

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#39 rockguy92
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Nope.
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#40 ice_rootbeer
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Yeah, $5 a week or something like that.

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#41 lordreaven
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nope, my parents didn't spoil me.

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#42 Shiggums
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No. A few times (literally that many) my dad would give me and my brother some spare change for doing a good job on one of our chores (usually lawnmowing or raking leaves). A lot of kids around me, most in fact, got allowances and it made me jealous, but after I hit age 14 I stopped caring altogether.

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#43 RearNakedChoke
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Nope.

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#44 entropyecho
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Yeah. About 20-50$ a weekSajedene
:o Did your parents buy you stuff, or you made all your own purchases?

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#45 wolverine4262
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in middle school i got $10 a week...In high school I got $80 a month which included lunch money...When I got my license and a truck, the allowance went away...got a job.
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#46 gago-gago
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Well I didn't get a specific amount in a specific period of time, but I did get money for lunch and stuff.

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#47 ChemicalGammie
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I got allowance when I was in year 3. Five dollars a week. That was it. I don't get allowance anymore..my parents tell me to work for my money. Which is fair enough :P

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#48 CHOASXIII
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Yeah...and I still do if I do work around the house during the week...
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#49 Silverbond
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I did for like one week. But, then "chores" (whatever those are) came along and I was all "That's cool. No allowance for me."

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#50 TruSake
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Nope, I was poor... still am