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How To Ask Parents for More Allowance Money
I Need More Money
As you get older, you begin to realise that the couple of dollars your parents give you every week just isn't enough for you to buy all of the things that you need.
Your parents don't seem to realise that things cost a lot more today than they did when they were your age and that the couple of dollars that their parents gave them just doesn't cut it anymore.
Asking your parents for a raise in your allowance can be scary but it has to be done because you just can't cope with the amount that you are getting now.
Hopefully your parents will understand your needs and raise your allowance accordingly.
Why I need a Bigger Allowance
As a teenager you want to have a life, you want to be able to go out with your friends, you want to buy yourself little treats now and again but with no money it seems almost impossible.
Your body is changing and you need to buy personal things on a regular basis such as deoderant, feminine hygiene products or shaving products.
Before you approach your parents asking for more money you need to give them your reasons why you need it, there is no point in asking them if you can't.
Make a list of things that you need to buy on a regular basis, write down everything that you can think of that will help persuade your parents to act in your favor.
The better prepared that you are, the better the chances of you getting the raise that you asked for.
Your parents were once the same age that you are now and they should understand that you have different needs as you get older.
When is the right time to Ask for a Raise of Allowance
The best time to ask for a raise in your allowance is on the day before you are due to receive it. Your parents would normally give you the money on the same day that they get paid, when they have the money to give you.
Asking for a raise in your allowance at a time of the week or month when your parents might be struggling to get by is certain to be answered with a resounding no.
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A Parent's View
As a father of four children, three in their teens, I try to give my children everything that they need but in today's finantial climate it can be difficult to do so every month. Money is tight and hard to come by and although I would love to give my children a massive raise in their allowance I just cannot afford to do so at this moment in time.
I do buy the personal items that they need and I do give them a small amount of money for them to spend but they have all been told that if the really need more money that they should try to find a job after school and earn it.
My daughter is now working in a fast food restaurant a few hours earning her own money and learning the value of money for her efforts.