Earn some pocket money
Money, as your parents have probably told you, doesn’t grow on trees. If you’ve got your eyes on a new bike, or that latest games console, then you’ll need to earn some more pocket money.
If you already receive a weekly allowance, you’ll need a strong argument as to why you deserve more. Offer to carry out extra chores, over and above the ones that you’re currently expected to do. Perhaps you can learn to vacuum? Maybe you could wash the car each week or fill and empty the dishwasher?
Create a list of duties that you feel you could perform in order to gain extra pocket money and talk them through with your parents.
If you have a smartphone, you could suggest your parents use a pocket-money app like go Henry. They set you tasks, and you’ll be automatically rewarded once you’ve completed them. The app also monitors how and where you spend your money.
Keep your demands realistic – if you don’t get a raise, your parents will have a good reason for saying no.