when you were a young teen(13) what did you get for allowance?

United States
April 27, 2007 10:26am CST
as time goes on the pay goes up lol. the cost of things are different. i was talking to a friend a while back and he was saying that he got 10 cents a day for going and doing alot of work. like putting putting up fences, milking, etc. he was pushing 60 years old too. i remember my mom saying one time she got 1.00 a week for doing nothing but that is what she got. she is 51. i remember my friends got like 10.00 a week. i am 30. i didnt get allowance we just didnt have the money for it so i worked for stuff. i went to work with my grandpa and his boss paid me for things or i would do things for neighbors etc. i have a 12 year old now and she ends up with about 8.50 a week if she does everything she should. sometimes more if she does extra things. she gets paid by the job she does at the house. she was telling me though that most of her friends get like 20.00 a week for doing nothing but cleaning there room. it just shows how much the cost of living has gone up and how different times are. i was wondering how much did you get and what did you have to do? also if you dont mind say your age or at least round down to the nearest 10 lol.
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@hcromer (2712)
• United States
27 Apr 07
When I was 13 I think I got $20.00 every week or maybe every other week. I always spent the whole thing on clothes and makeup.
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@mahmah (436)
• United States
27 Apr 07
I never got an allowance growing up. But oddly enough my brother did. I guess though on the other hand I didn't need an allowance because as a kid my parents tended to buy what I wanted. That and I didn't really want to much. In the summer my mother would leave money with me so that me and my brother could have ice cream when the ice cream truck came through. Which was a treat because this is when I lived in Arizona. :) Oh and I am 32.
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• India
27 Apr 07
hi tara!! life here in india is different now and was different 10years donw also!! i remember my parents yell me they used to get 50paise[cents] thats indian money!! every week! but this money was not for working and all because work was mandatory! they had to do... and those day kids were not brat! but when i was kid we never had to do work and our pocket money was 10rs every day... and we were happy with that... but this days when i see my younger cousins... they are are really demanding for clothe, shoes and extra money! instead of getting pocket of 50rs everyday... and no work! things really change with time and it seems value of money is going down each day from 50paisa every week to 50rs everyday!!
• United States
27 Apr 07
lol- easymoney I have to tell you that even though I am not that old 26, I did not get an allowance at all. Of course to be fair I did not do anything around the house either to earn one. I was a bit of a wild child and didn't want to do anything around the house to earn one. ;) My mom would pay me occasionally to shampoo the carpets or something major like that once I got to be a bit older, but other than that I did not get any money for anything,unless I really begged for it. Now that I am older I realize that if I had just did those chores I might have actually gotten an allowance. What it might have been, I have no clue. lol