Mar 15 2012

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We have been discussing weekly allowance for our kids. What about yours - allowance or no allowance? Here are the averages we found:

Age   Average Weekly Allowance
4       $2.85
5       $3.15
6       $3.85
7       $4.10
8       $4.32
9       $5.52
10     $7.18
11     $7.92
12     $9.58
13     $9.52
14     $13.47
15     $15.57
16     $17.84
17     $30.66
18     $40.10

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3/15/2012 10:01:36 PM
Gene Davey United States
Gene Davey
I just wanted to say that I took the "30 Day" challenge, 21 years ago. Whatever is NOBLE, RIGHT, PURE, LOVELY, ADMIRABLE, EXCELLENT or PRAISEWORTHY; think about such things. Phil 4:8 paraphrased. There have only been a few times when I have chosen to listen to music that i listened to when i was a heathen, but since there is no LIFE in that music I am back to Christian music within a couple of hours. I LOVE KLOVE. God bless your ministry.
3/16/2012 6:28:06 AM
Melissa Ruth United States
Melissa Ruth
Thanks for your analogy about God having to use a taser on us occasionally.  I had a great discussion with my 13 year old son about God always watching over us, and when we don't follow His directions He will "tase" us to get our attention to listen to Him.  I love the analogy.
Thanks for always being an encouragement. KLOVE is a blessing.
3/17/2012 8:18:09 AM
Ann United States
My parents don't give us allowances (I'm using my mom's account)--and I don't think they should! Laughing I wrote a paper against allowances about a month ago, actually. Kids shouldn't get free money...
3/18/2012 8:21:13 PM
Pat Hurt United States
Pat Hurt
Children should diffently get an allowance. How else are they going to lean to manage money. Or, lean to tithe. Most parents tie the allowance to chores, which is a good ideal. You work you get paid. You don't work you don't get paid. (I don't think it should be used to control behavior, as in: if you are not good, don't get good grades, you will not get your allowance) The money from the allowance should be used by the child to purchase the extras that they WANT above and beyond their needs that the parent(s) will supply. It can teach a child to tithe, save, budget and spend wisely.
My sister used to say why should I give them my mmoney to spend, when I can just pay for it myself. Her children are now in their 30s and she is still paying for it.
Since she always paid for it, what they learned was that Mom's pocket always had money for the asking.  
An allowance teaches a child the value and purpose of money. Plus if done correctly, an allowance can show them both the good and the bad side of money.
Is this not something our children need in order to have a successfuly adult life. I personally see no other way to prepare a child for this aspect of life other than through and allowance.
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