Do you get an Allowance?

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As a young student in high school, it’s hard to get a job, but luckily some teenagers get allowances for doing work around their house.

“When I was younger, I got $40 a month by just doing work around my house. Stuff like cleaning my room, doing the dishes, and taking out the trash,” said Dalton Timmerman, ‘21.

Not everyone gets allowances, however.

“I don’t get allowances,” Tanner Rudiger, ‘20, says. “Let’s say I go to a basketball game and ask my mom for money. I would just get the leftover money that I still have from that night.”

Tanner says when he needs  money, he asks his mom and she gives it to him.

But others, like the Peckosh twins, ‘21, Jacquelyn and Carolyn, do get allowances monthly.

“Every month we get money for doing daily chores like making sure our bedrooms are clean and doing our own laundry,” says Jacquelyn.

Spanish teacher Becky Varley says that she wishes she would have made her kids do chores when they were younger.

“I don’t think I would have given  them money for doing chores,” Varley says. “I just wish I would have  made them do chores around the house so they would’ve known what to do and expect when they got older and went off to college.”

Although most kids in high school now don’t get allowances, most have to do work around the house. They just don’t get paid to do it.

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