My girls are able to bank at school (the 2nd graders are the tellers, awesome!) so we've been thinking of ways for them to earn money. We were having behavior problems a few months ago so I started giving them 2 quarters a day. If they were mean to their sister (or should I say...if SHE was mean to HER sister...cuz you know it was primarily one) then I would take a quarter away for each incident. At the end of the week, someone had a handful and someone had barely any. It did work though! But, as it worked I realized that it was a lot of money each week!! So I changed it. Now I give them 4 quarters on Friday. It's essentially for doing the things they are responsible for around the house. They can earn an extra quarter for helping 3 times (helping clear my dishes from the table, helping with laundry, etc. etc.) It's working out really well. Then I stopped and thought...$1/week for a 5 year old. $4/month. Is it too much? ardon: :blush: I'm doing it mostly so they can learn the value of a dollar, going to the bank to save it, see it add up, etc. What age did you start it? How much did/do you give?