It's official we got cheated as kids! Just found out the average teenager is getting over $12 a week for allowance. I was lucky to get $5 a week before I had a job and more often than not that was usually 'paid' with an IOU from my mom...which never seemed to be paid back. The other thing is people are starting to give their kids allowances, of almost $4, to 4 year old kids! That just seems crazy! But seriously it's hard to believe that a child is making so much money off an allowance. Did you make an allowance as a kid?