What's a good teenager allowance? Lunch budget?
We're trying to figure a good allowance formula for our freshman and sophomore daughters. They are very good students, no real trouble. Right now, we give them their grade level in dollars as we have since elementary school, but that seems bit small now.
We also need to set a budget for lunches. We are willing to make their lunch everyday, but that is not so cool. It seems like most all of their friends buy lunch everyday off-campus. The stupid school has an open campus at lunch hour, so those who have access to cars, drive somewhere close, others walk across the street to the shopping center (no one would dare be seen in the cafeteria). I don't get it, but that's the way it is. I really don't understand how those parents justify giving the kids ~$6 daily for lunch. I take my lunch to work everyday to be economical and only buy occasionally!
Thanks for any advice.