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March 7th, 2010, 1:32 PM
How many pocket money do you get in a month?Do you or your parents buy clothes for you?What do you use them for?

March 7th, 2010, 1:45 PM
I gets ten dollars a week. I probably would get more if I did chores and stuff, but I don't because I am lazy.

March 7th, 2010, 1:46 PM
How much I get per month depends on how much I do. If I work standard every week, I get 400 kroner a month. 400 kroner = 67-68 USD.

My parents buys my clothing for me, yes.

I use the money on things I want.

One of my friends gets 1500 kroner (254 USD) every month though.
For doing absolutely NOTHING.
And he's 13.
That spoiled little brat. He doesen't even buy anything himself.
His PS3? his mom bought it for him. His PC? same. His clothing? you guess it. His mom buys that too.

March 7th, 2010, 1:49 PM
will 80 euros be okey to buy clothes,go to cinema and shopping in a month?

March 7th, 2010, 2:04 PM
I think a lot of people here are spoiled. They should pay for their own freaking internet. Or DO something to help your parents out.

:/ Little lazy children.
The only extra money I get is for groceries. Yeah essentials.

March 7th, 2010, 2:19 PM
I get money to buy lunch everyday. That's €20 a week. I used to get €25 a week as well as lunch. I get another €20 every month for credit. If I go out, which is hardly ever at the moment, I get money to cover the cost of the bus or the entrance fee. I'm currently looking for a job. I'm trying to cut back on everything at the moment. I figured that I don't need a lot of clothes or even expensive ones. A hoodie for €15 can be as good as one for €40.

March 7th, 2010, 2:30 PM
I get absolutely nothing.

I do get random amounts of money to pay for McDonald's because I go there after school while waiting for my mom to pick me up.
But I only ever get a Diet Coke and occasionally a McChicken (if I'm hungry).
So yeah, I don't run out of it easily.

Captain Hobo.
March 7th, 2010, 5:12 PM
I help my parnets so they buy me stuff.

March 7th, 2010, 5:43 PM
Am I the first on to post that actually has to work for their money?

I'm currently at a crappy job that's paying me $7.25/hr at 25-30 hr/wk, so that averages to about $190/wk.

Believe me, that's not very much at all when you're on your own. >_<

March 7th, 2010, 5:53 PM
Yeah, I don't get ANY pocket money. Although I'd like to my parents think that what kids should be doing like chores and stuff is what you should NORMALY be doing.
T-T But the good side is that my parents buy my clothes. I I usually get like over 400 dollars on by birthday and Christams as well as presents so I can say that I am grateful with what I recieve. As many people know not all of us are luckt enough to get these things. n_n

March 7th, 2010, 9:09 PM
Back in highschool I used to get 20$/week.. but my parent's stopped that when I graduated.

Kikaito plush
March 8th, 2010, 2:20 AM
back in high school, we got 30 pounds/dollars a month..

Eliminator Jr.
March 8th, 2010, 2:31 AM
Up until when I was about fifteen I would get no pocket money. When I was about six, seven and eight I got two dollars a week if I did all these jobs. I saw all these kids getting like ten dollars a week and complaining about things and was kinda sad for them. But yeah, at fifteen all of the sudden I started getting $20 a week (AUD works out to be roughly equal to or just a little less in USD) so I knew "how to work with money", which comes in really handy. But yeah, I'm glad I got nothing for a long time, it taught me to be grateful for what I got. I also work, well, I stopped at the end of the summer holidays a month and a bit ago, but yeah I was getting $10 an hour for that and I was working on average about eleven hours a week, so I made a good $1100 over the holidays. Luckily I don't have any bills to pay because I'm still in school, but unluckily the guitar amp had to get fixed, I had to pay back my parents some money, pay for my school books, paid for rehearsal rates at studios, movie tickets and I bought a second hand drum kit so I'm sitting on about $600 right now. But that was all in like a month and a bit. And I've never spent that much in my life. Hopefully none of my music gear breaks or anything. Because I want to save up to do something at the end of this year when school finishes with friends.

Trainer Jay
March 8th, 2010, 2:47 AM
Wow... you kids get it so damn easy. I have to work my butt off to get horribe wage (no, not saying how much). Why aren't people handing me out free cash? *Sob*

March 8th, 2010, 2:50 AM
I'm fifteen and work, I'm actually currently looking for a second job. I only work about 10 hours a week, so I figure I can work some more hours at a second job with extra money coming in.

March 8th, 2010, 3:16 AM
OMG guys! Like, 20 dollars a week? Ive got 200 Kč a month, which is... 10 dollars? So its 10 dollars a month and youve got 20 a week! Thats just... crazy! Mybe its just different economics... But one of my friends gets like 25 dollars a WEEK, so yeah... Oh and Ive got my money for good grades on the end of a year sometimes. About clothes... my mother buys them for me, but we are not shopping really often, so...

March 8th, 2010, 6:12 AM
back in high school, we got 30 pounds/dollars a month..
Pounds and dollars aren't the same thing, that I know of.
I'm pretty sure pounds are on a 2:1 ratio of dollars.
I'm not sure, but I remember being told that.

March 8th, 2010, 6:45 AM
Pounds and dollars aren't the same thing, that I know of.
I'm pretty sure pounds are on a 2:1 ratio of dollars.
I'm not sure, but I remember being told that.

£1 = $1.52

I get £93 ($141) every month from my parents, equal to the amount they receive in child benefits for me, and I earn just over £100 (£106.86 to be precise - $162.03) every four weeks for working one day a week, on Sundays. It averages out to £208.77 ($316.49) per month.

March 8th, 2010, 7:06 AM
...I was close >.>
But yeah. Point being that they're not the same.
So you can't say "I get 30 pounds/dollars."

March 8th, 2010, 8:00 AM
I used to get 10 dollars a week, but I actually did chores and crap like that. But now I don't get anything I don't earn myself (a.k.a. nothing because im bum lazy and don't want to get off my arse and get a job) so I just spend my money in my savings right now. My parents gave me like ~$25 dollars for groceries and stuff so I didn't get fat while I was in college. I'm back at home now so I just eat their food. ^_^ (going back to school in August with almost no moneys)

March 8th, 2010, 11:04 AM
I never got any. It makes you value money more when you do finally get it...

March 8th, 2010, 11:13 AM
well, I only get £2.50 a week but if I behave and work hard i get a little bit more than that. and at the moment I'm saving that money for the soul silver game =3 I think I have now about £17 currently so thats like £13 to go XD wahoo!!

Spherical Ice
March 8th, 2010, 11:28 AM
If I want to buy something like drinks or crisps or sweets or whatever on the way home, I use any left over dinner money. No allowance of anything. :3

March 8th, 2010, 11:43 AM
depends on how many hours i work...my parents hardly ever buy me anything.

March 8th, 2010, 12:01 PM
I don't have an allowance. The only time I get money is if I need to buy clothes. The rest of the time I'm living off gift cards.

March 8th, 2010, 12:18 PM
I got an allowance when I was a kid but my parents would never remember to give it to me so we kind of worked on an honour system--I'd ask for money when I needed it and at the end of the year everything I ended up buying probably totalled out to about what my accumulated allowance would be. *shrug* My parents would also give me a little extra sometimes if I were going out somewhere, or if I was on a school trip, they'd drop an extra $100 in my bank account to cover meals and anything I didn't use was extra for souvenirs (or after I came home, as pocket money). They still do this on rare occasion, though now they'll just give me cash. Then again, I'll give them cash when they need it too (ie neither parent has been to a bank and needed some $20s or something) so it probably evens out again at the end of the year. @[email protected]

But aside from a little bit here and there, I don't get an allowance or anything anymore. That stopped when I went to university. So now I'm in charge of buying everything and paying rent myself which is hectic but my mom'll come up and visit sometimes and buy me groceries and lunch so again, can't complain.

Anyway, my allowance was supposed to be about $40/month. I'd get that for doing chores and whatnot around the house, and sometimes if they needed extra done (like yardwork uggggh), they'd coax me into doing it with an extra $20 or something... not that I'd ever see that money and none of us would remember it because of that honour system but that's okay. XD; I think getting money for sitting around doing nothing is a bit ridiculous, though. Lunch money, I can see, but getting an allowance for nothing? :/ (Especially with some of the numbers I'm seeing here--I mean, if you're buying your own clothes, okay the number could be higher but who needs more than $50 a month when you're living at home with all your expenses paid for??)
I think a lot of people here are spoiled. They should pay for their own freaking internet. Or DO something to help your parents out.

:/ Little lazy children.
The only extra money I get is for groceries. Yeah essentials.
Agreeing on the "do something" part but... did you pay for your internet at home growing up? :/ Most people on PC are still living at home and not even out of mandatory schooling yet and if they even have jobs, only have part-time positions which don't give you much. (And depending where you are, internet is expensive.)

March 8th, 2010, 12:22 PM
I don't get an allowance, as I don't live with my mom (& haven't in forever) & have a job. I don't consider my paycheck 'pocket money' But the spare change I scrounge up after buying groceries or whatever can be like it, I guess.

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
March 8th, 2010, 1:22 PM
I get one large student loan refund check at the beginning of each semester. For fall semester it has to last for all that semester plus buy Christmas presents. For spring semester, it has to last from January through August. And I have had rotten luck at finding part-time employment. It's certainly not a lack of effort.

So, outside of the occasional gift or begging for money, pocket money is a foreign concept to me.

Seymour Guado
March 9th, 2010, 12:08 PM
I get $50 a week.For lunch and junk.

March 9th, 2010, 1:38 PM
On average, slim to non. >_>

Though I do get an occasional $20 from my uncle and sometimes parents. : )