Beginning in the summer of 2010, it is decided that any child in the Tapper
family, age 5 or older, is entitled to a weekly allowance. An allowance is a set
amount of money, given weekly, to enable a child to pay for things that are
important to him or her.
The Tapper parents must promise two things.
1) Allowances will be given at the rate of .50 x AGE. (For example, a 5-year-old
will receive $2.50 and an 8-year-old will receive $4.00.)
2) Allowances will be given each Monday.
A Tapper child must promise two things.
1) Allowances will be a way to learn about using money wisely. Part of wise money
usage is tithing. At least 10% of the weekly allowance will be given to God.
Also, at least 10% of the weekly allowance will be put aside in personal savings
for four months.
2) The rest of the allowance money will be used as desired, and there will be no begging for more.
As in all things, we remember our values: In our family, we work hard together, we play hard together, and we share. In our family, we LOVE.
By signing this contract, we agree to the terms above.
This week, each child counted up the money they had been saving and made a purchase. Andrew selected a digital video camera, Ethan brought home a snowboard, and Abby picked out a small fish aquarium (includes Celesse, the beautiful blue beta).
The handling of finances is such an important matter, yet one that seems to be so easily set askew in our society. I hope and pray that our children will continue to learn how to handle money in a way that honors God.