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Here’s My Problem: My Kids Get The Smallest Allowance In School
Posted By Ron On September 22, 2008 @ 12:01 AM In Budgets,Life | Comments Disabled
I recently received this email on kid’s allowances from a reader named Paula:
Hey Ron, I love your blog! Thanks so much for what you write. I get alot out of it every day. I wanted to get your advice on my biggest daily problem–my kids allowance. I give each of my 2 kids $5 every two weeks when my husband gets paid. The problem is that my kids claim their friends  get anywhere from $10 a week to $25 a week. They feel they are “underpaid,” and I’m not sure how to respond. The “if all your friends  jumped off a bridge” line of reasoning isn’t working anymore. My kids are 10 and 12 years old btw. Any ideas? Thanks!
Thanks for writing Paula, disparity in allowances is a common and sometimes difficult problem to handle. Our kids are great negotiators  aren’t they? I don’t know about you, but I think my 8 year old son, in less than an hour, could have negotiated peace between The US and Japan back during World War II.