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"The Pros and Cons of Giving an Allowance" by Ashley Chorpenning, from Quicken Loans

Stepping Stone Article: This article introduces the pros and cons of allowance for chores.

“The Right Way to Give Kids an Allowance,” by Farnoosh Torabi from Time

This short article provides recommendations for giving children allowance.

"You’re Doing Allowance Wrong," by Ron Lieber, from Slate

This article argues that allowance should be given regardless of whether or not a child completes chores.

"Allowance for Kids – Types & How Much You Should Pay for Chores," by Susan Borowski, from Money Crashers

This article addresses the fact that many young adults today do not feel prepared the manage their finances, and reviews the different types of allowance models. It explains what types of chores children should complete and how much they should earn for chores. It also explains how parents should teach their children to manage their money. 

"Why Your Kids Don't Need an Allowance," by Dave Ramsey, from Ramsey Solutions

This article advocates for children completing chores to earn allowance.

"A mom of 3 who's written about finance for nearly 30 years explains why you shouldn't pay your kids for household chores," by Tanza Loudenback, from Business Insider

This article advocates for children to only receive money for extra chores completed, not daily chores.

"The 5Cs to follow when setting your kids’ allowance," by Beth Kobliner, from PBS News Hour

This article suggests that parents provide allowance but not tie the money to completion of chores. 

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