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what is the going rate for pocket money these days?

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wishinguponmanystars Tue 11-Feb-14 19:41:57

I want to start giving my 7.5 year old pocket money and wondered what is the going rate? Also at what age did yours start getting pocket money?

jungletoes Tue 11-Feb-14 19:44:30

At that age, if I remember correctly, I gave mine £1-£1.50. Subs for Brownies, sweets and occasional magazine were all paid for by me. I don't think they need a lot at that age.

Breezy1985 Tue 11-Feb-14 19:45:15

Mine are 8 & 9 and started getting pocket money a year ago, they get £5 a week which they buy sweets/magazines with or save. Works out cheaper for me and I don't get pestered every time we go to the shop now, they know when it's gone it's gone.

TheDayOfMyDoctor Tue 11-Feb-14 19:48:55

DS is almost 6 and gets £1.50 per week. The 50p's are saved to go in his bank account and he saves the £1's for mini figures, moshi's etc. He's only just started getting pocket money - we were keen to introduce the concept of saving up for things.

wishinguponmanystars Tue 11-Feb-14 20:47:32

Ok great thanks everyone smile I was thinking about £1-1.50 and have said he can use it for an extra school snack, sweets or save up for other things etc. Just wanted to check it was an ok amount first

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