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Pocket Money for 14yr old girl

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by scrapbook, May 26, 2005.

  1. scrapbook

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    Ok then....for all your parents out there, my daughter has asked for a pay rise :eek:

    Does anyone have any thoughts on the going rate?
     
  2. lovemunkey187

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    It depends does she actually "earn" it or is it just given to her?
     
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    Wow,is there a teenager out there who earns their pocket money?
     
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    At 13 ish I didn't get pocket money - I had a Saturday job and earnt £6 for the Saturday sweeping hair and making coffee in a barbers. Yes I know you're supposed to be 16 or something but they knew, I knew and no-one asked any questions (client wise). Didn't do me any harm ;)

    Well it beats getting pregnant right? ;)
     
  5. scrapbook

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    Come on guys....you are sounding like a right load of old duffers :D ...the Mrs told me to go to a proper parents forum, but nooooo i said to her I am bound to get a good response here :rolleyes:

    She is given it as such!
     
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    If given, I would say £5 a week max. Raising to £10 max with a couple of hours chores a week.
     
  7. Mep

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    £30 - £40 is about right......but do you intend it to cover,magazines, cinema,mobile etc or are they extras?
     
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    Mine (15 in June) gets £50 a month, but there's a bit of dog walking, washing up and vacuuming included.

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    When I was her age I too stopped getting hand outs; I worked part time as a post boy/general dogsbody at a local jewellers. (Note: It was all above board, you just needed to be registered with the local council). When I started I got £1 5s 0d, plus a further 7s 6d if I had to drop down/close up the awnings on a Sunday. By the time I left, just before my 16th, that had risen to £1 10s 0d/£1.50.
     
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    I've only got 3 teenagers,so perhaps I'm not qualified :D

    Joking apart,it depends whether you buy everything they could possibly need in which case a fiver is surely ample.Or you may feel they need to be introduced to the world of high finance in which case they need lots of pennies,but must buy everything they need to survive out of this allowance.Me,I try to be somewhere in the middle.
     
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    From 1987-92 I did a paper round I started with £10 a week by the time I was ready to stop I was on £25. this covered pretty much all my teenage life and then I started work at a local shop. Now I have no objection to pocket money but thats what it should be, £3 to £4. Any more per week and it should be earnt with a tidy room and some chors around the house, how else can you teach the value of money if you give it away? :)
     
  11. scrapbook

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    What would you guys expect to get for £40 a month?

    Would you expect her to buy her own clothers and smellies and stuff or not?

    I am just waiting for the post that mentions fighting in the war at that age!:D
     
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    Well I have 15 and 16 yr old girls and they get £50 each a month and I pay their phone bill around £25 each a month. This money is supposed to be for their clothes, meals out with their pals and cinema and buses and stuff and we pay for things like school clothes and shoes etc.

    It seems like I am way over the top and I do know that MUM gives them extra money and things all the time :nono: :nono: :nono:

    the funny bit is that I work away during the week now,so when I see them at weekends I am also giving them extras :suicide: :suicide: :suicide:

    I know I am soft but I blame it on my parents as I never got any when I was a kid. :D :D :D

    Oh and then there is the private taxi service - I don't want to think what that costs in fuel.
     
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    we buy all sorts of extras on top...but we are too generous i fear!
     
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    My 14 year old gets £20 a week but she has to do the dishes every night and keep her room tidy to earn this.

    Of the £20 we ask her to put at least £5 in her bank account.

    We pay for her mobile phone bill,clothes smelly stuff etc so basically she has £15 a week to let her go into town with her mates etc.

    Oh and without fail she always buys something for me and Mrs Chrome when she has been in town with her mates :thumbsup:

    Adrenochrome.
     
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    My dad gave me £80 a month when I was 17, that was 8 years ago now, so I would say about £40 -£50 per month, but I would make that include a hoovering per week, possibly a car wash once a fortnight, and some gardening / washing up and what not.
     
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    :eek:

    Wow i was paying my parents £40 board when i was 17, that was 15 years ago.
     
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    £50.00 per month :eek:
    You 'ad it easy son. All I got was a piece of coal, a satsumer and a kick up the arse.

    My boy will be 14 in .........13 years time what the fudge will he get then?
     
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    Was that breakfast or lunch :D
     
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    I was that age not so long ago. :eek:

    I never got any pocket money from my parents but they did pay for clothes and anything else that I actually needed. I did get a small paper round to pay for the extra bits that I wanted (usually CDs funnily enough) which matured to a proper shop-assistant job when I finished school. Practically everything that I own is what I've worked for myself and I wouldn't have it any other way - my parents keep trying to give me money but I won't take it! Most of all, I'm proud to pay my own tuition fees and most of my other university expenses. :)

    EDIT: Just to add that I was never hard done by and when I did need money (for example unplanned unemployment for several months) my parents were readily on hand to support me and they do pay for my uni accomodation - I simply couldn't do it without!
     
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    Lunch were lump o' cold poison.......then we were off t'mill........
     
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    Mmm... I remember it well :)
     
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    eviljohn2....I admire your ethos........it is one that is all too rare these days. Good on you!
     
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    you were lucky!
     
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    And you tell kids today that..........and they won't believe you.
     
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    they bloody won't!
     
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    And now for something completely different!

    My eldest 11, receives £10 a week, he's then frog marched to the bank to put half of it in his savings, so £20 a week for a 14yr old doesn't seem unreasonable, there would certainly be a few chores that would be expected to be part of the bargain though :)
     
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    With our children we made them pay pay for their own entertainment (put the idea in their head that money can go a lot quicker than you get it). So mobile phone, cinema and CDs etc. all came from there own pocket money which was £5 a week with jobs around the house getting the extra few quid here and there. Some jobs had to be done because they were part of the household (washing up) so no extra reward. Also no taxi service, bit mean, no way there are four of them each with a different set of friends spread all over Lancaster and Morecambe/Garstang, I'd never get out of the car. :rolleyes:
     
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    I would say that £5 a week for 'minor bits' or up to £20 if they are doing regular chores.

    IMO parents should also buy the 'basic' clothes but the kids should buy anything above the perfectly servicable pairs of jeans etc they have.

    Again basic smellies included - extra products kids money
     
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    You could,of course,tell her to go out and get pregnant.£31k/year!
     
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    It depends how much you earn, if you earn £200 a week (Which you prob dont) then £50 a month for your kid can seem excessive. but it your earning 1k a week then maybe it'd be easier.

    When I was growing up I never had pocket money, but I never had chores either. I was left to my own devices. if I wanted some chocolate my mum would buy it for me (Single parent) as for CD's n stuff I usually went without as it wasnt my thing, but they would buy me the odd snes game etc. I stopped having birthdays when i was 14 lol

    anyway when i went out and got a job, I had to pay board which was about £25 a week ( I was only on £50 a week! fulltime job but extortionate employer!)and had to buy my own food etc.

    finally got my own place got in sh*tloads of debt no one to bail me out and now know the value of money. I simply refuse to accept money from people now, If i cant afford it/pay bills on time its my fault for not pre planning well enough
     

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