American Parents Shell Out $41 Billion a Year in Allowances, Says Study

Every Sunday, I raid my wallet for $10 to give my 15-year-old son for his allowance. Now $10 may not seem like a lot, but it actually is when neither myself nor my husband ever seem to have it. Cash-money is a real rarity in our house, and apparently giving a teen a measly $10 […]

Kids Guess the Prices of Milk, Gas, Eggs, and More

Like many kids, my 7-year-old wants for things — many, many expensive things I don’t necessarily have the budget or desire to purchase for him. Besides, that’s what allowances are for, right? Now if only we could reach an agreement regarding what his domestic efforts are worth … Our latest allowance negotiation went something like this: […]