[ARTICLE] Parent’s giving more pocket money than they can afford: The Courier MailNovember 2014

MANY Queensland parents are handing out more pocket money to their kids than they can afford, with some payouts rising more than twice as fast as wages.

Gold Coast mother-of-three Amanda Bude keeps her family’s pocket-money spending under tight control and gives her three children $2 a week if they complete their chores.

“The kids know what they have to do and they do it without complaint. Things like making their beds and packing and unpacking their backpacks have become part of their routine,” she said.

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