Earn some pocket money

The Week - Junior - - How To… -

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.

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