Allowances: Do’s and Don’ts

So many of the parents I speak with are looking for ways to educate their children about finances. My favorite way to get the family talking about money is to create chores tied to allowances. Giving your child an allowance allows you to determine the flow of cash in your household. It is a very powerful tool – so I encourage you to use it, but use it wisely.
Tip: If chores are done well, then give the allowance, even if your child misbehaved in another way. Deal with the behavior issue with a separate response or punishment.

For more on chores check out this video

http://maryandmoney.com/videos/kids-and-money-structuring-chores/

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