Quoting Stephanie & Ryk:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:</b>" He is 8 and in the third grade. A new DS ... [snip!] ... about 140.00 depending on which one he wants."</blockquote> Could you check a GameStop for a used one that is cheaper?"
Quoting Shari Hogan:" With my daughter I do an allowence depending on her grade. I want to teach money management. Since your ... [snip!] ... to spend her own money on crap because she is trying to save for something else. She is in 5th grade so she gets $5 a week."
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" There is an idea."
Quoting It's Delivered:" I think it's great you're teaching him respect and responsibility. He is 8...so I would make him save ... [snip!] ... up half then I would meet him halfway. It's going to take him forever to save 140.00. I would pay around 5.00 for a non chore."
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" Yeah I don't want to set him up for failure but I want him to learn what the value of a dollar is. He is so careless about his stuff."
Quoting Almyk:" You can prolly get a DS between $60-$100 depending on the pawn shop.. I'd do like between $5-$10 a chore ... [snip!] ... If he wanted one of the newer more expensive models, then I'd make him wait until Christmas because it's so close lol"
Quoting Sonia[MOBAS]:" I am not buying him one for Christmas. I already told him I am not buying him anymore electronics, that is why he wants to "work"."