Poll: Should kids have allowances?
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View poll results: Should kids have allowances?
Yes
33 73%
No
12 27%
Voters: 45.
#2
7-13 yes

Originally Posted by GbAdimDb5m7
this is the internet, it's not like someone can track me down and tell my mother that I have a sexual attraction torwards her.


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#3
if ur older than 13 u need to find a job

Originally Posted by GbAdimDb5m7
this is the internet, it's not like someone can track me down and tell my mother that I have a sexual attraction torwards her.


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#4
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if ur older than 13 u need to find a job


This.
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#6
I am one of them, so yes.
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My ex did the same. Cheated on me and then acted like I'd given her sister a facial. Women are retarded.
#7
I always make allowances for people between 13 and 17. You can't help it you're idiots.
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#9
Quote by fatted aphid
if ur older than 13 u need to find a job


Considering most states don't allow kids to get work permits until they're 15, I have to disagree with that statement.
#10
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I always make allowances for people between 13 and 17. You can't help it you're idiots.


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My ex did the same. Cheated on me and then acted like I'd given her sister a facial. Women are retarded.
#11
No comical third option, therfore I refuse to vote.

Once you're old enough to get a job, do it yourself, that's about 15 here.
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#12
i give my 13 year old son $100 dollars per month in his own etrade account for investing in the stock market, teaching him how to invest and save for the future. i give him a little bit of cash from time to time.
#14
That depends on whether or not they earn it.

My parents occasionally give me an allowance, but only because they don't want me to get a job.

Whcih sucks; I actually want to have work experience and be productive. They think 15 is too young and that working at that age is "absurd".
Last edited by slipknot5678 at Apr 24, 2011,
#15
When I was a kid I'd get $5-10 a week for taking out the trash twice a week.

$5-10 is a pretty good amount of money for a kid. That's legos or a Dragon Ball Z toy.
#16
i never got an allowence
im fine
im broek but im fine
in fact im looking for a job now

but they should stop at about 16 they shuld be lookin for a job yes
#17
if my kid is earning it by doing chores around the house sure ages 7-14 is a good span of time. at 15 they can look for a part time job so they can learn how the work force is.
#19
I never got money because i wasn't spoiled. or loved.


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#20
I'm 18 and currently get an allowance, but only when I do certain things. But in my defense, I never borrow anything money wise from my mother, except for food, (she doesn't want me to move out), and most of the things I do involve me missing school or driving from Windsor to London at 4 in the morning 3 times a week, (about an hour and a half drive), so to an extent I do believe I deserve it.

I do feel that I am a mooch at most times, but I always try to make up for it. Doing a lot of stuff not expecting or asking for pay, getting things for her with money out of my pocket, (that I in turn make from her ), and stuff like that.

Call me a lazy mooch if you wish, I'm just trying to focus on school at the moment. Not to mention that I don't do drugs or drink or anything stupid with my money, except save up for either guitars or a car.

On the plus side, I'm still trying to find a part time job, so it's not like I'm sitting around with my thumb up my ass expecting $20 a week for doing nothing.

I should also add that I do repair guitars for people, and roadie around town for bands and get paid for that, so I do have a "side job."
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#21
I had an allowance until i was 16, and then i got a job.
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#22
I would get $20 at the end of each semester only if i had straight A's.
Anything else and no money for me.
Now people wonder why I don't like spending money.
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#23
No kids shouldn't be given an allowance. If I had a kid and they want to go do something I'd give them money to go have fun with friends and let them keep the change (up until 15). Once they hit 15 I'd tell them to get a job.

I started working when I was 14 (technically paid under table until I turned 15), and I started buying my own clothes and such then. I started working 30 hour weeks during school year when I was 16. When I was 17 I was working full time and going to high school. It helped me understand how to manage my money well. I am about to graduate with a good degree from a good school without any loans. If my kid wants any type of education post-high school they are going to have to pay 50 percent of it them selves. Depending on how bad they want an education and how much fun they have they can get a job.
Last edited by FireHawk at Apr 24, 2011,
#24
my friend is 23 and he still gets a $50 a week allowance from his parents. all through college he has gotten that much in an allowance. then he will go home some weekends just to try to bum more money off his mom or to try to get her to buy him some groceries. and his parents pay for his schooling, books, and all his bills. of all my friends, hes always the one that is broke and trying to borrow money from you. go figure.

i never got an allowance growing up. my dad always told me chores and helping out around the house is expected of me. if i wanted to buy something i had to save up my birthday/holiday money or get a job. and sometimes my parents would give me some money if i wanted to go out to the movies or something like that. if i had kids, id probably do about the same with them.
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#25
Quote by FireHawk
No kids shouldn't be given an allowance. If I had a kid and they want to go do something I'd give them money to go have fun with friends and let them keep the change (up until 15). Once they hit 15 I'd tell them to get a job.

I started working when I was 14 (technically paid under table until I turned 15), and I started buying my own clothes and such then. I started working 30 hour weeks during school year when I was 16. When I was 17 I was working full time and going to high school. It helped me understand how to manage my money well. I am about to graduate with a good degree from a good school without any loans. If my kid wants any type of education post-high school they are going to have to pay 50 percent of it them selves. Depending on how bad they want an education and how much fun they have they can get a job.


i understand your point of view 100%, i was in a very similar situation growing up. i see it as a chance to give my son what i never had, if he becomes an ungrateful lurch, which he hasn't yet, then it may be time to play the hard ass
#26
When I got an allowance it was like two to five dollars. Started out as one or two then went up as I got older. I did little stuff for it. Once I was older I just asked for money when it was needed and tried to not ask too much.

I think little allowances like two of three dollars are great because it can teach the kid to save their money instead of blowing it immediately and it lets them have a little control over what they get while still being relatively harmless.

EDIT: My parents pay for just about everything but I really try to not go through their money like crazy. They provide for me so I try to not be a nuisance.
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#27
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When I got an allowance it was like two to five dollars. Started out as one or two then went up as I got older. I did little stuff for it. Once I was older I just asked for money when it was needed and tried to not ask too much.

I think little allowances like two of three dollars are great because it can teach the kid to save their money instead of blowing it immediately and it lets them have a little control over what they get while still being relatively harmless.

EDIT: My parents pay for just about everything but I really try to not go through their money like crazy. They provide for me so I try to not be a nuisance.



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