World Changers How to Save Money on a Small Allowance January 4, 2017 | Posted by Jenna Johnson SHARE: Money only goes so far. You can’t buy every single thing that you want, especially if you’re a teenager that gets a limited amount of money. If you bought everything you wanted, you’d run out of money exceedingly quick. Every week my parents give me an allowance. It’s based on how much work I do in a week. The more work I do, the more money I get, and I can earn up to $20 per week. For each chore that I do, I get $1, but if I miss a chore one day, that puts me down to $19 that week. I know it’s hard to limit yourself on spending and that’s why I have come up with some great ways to save money. Not buying expensive food from fundraisers Popcorn, cookie dough and pizza are very expensive if you buy them from a school fundraiser. A good way to save your money for something else you would rather have is to skip all that expensive food. Don’t go to the mall every weekend Sometimes it’s very hard to keep myself from going to the mall with my friends, but if you don’t go every weekend, you can save a lot of money. If you do end up going don’t bring any money with you. That way you can still have a good time with friends and not lose all your money. Rethink your clothing I pay for all of my clothes. I love clothes and so do most people, which is why it’s very easy to spend too much on clothes. Sometimes we think that people will like us more if we have the latest fashions, but if you don’t worry about the clothes you wear, you could save hundreds of dollars every year. Pay attention Have you ever wanted something so bad that you were willing to do anything to get it, no matter how much it cost? That happens with so many people. They just want something so bad that they forget how much money they’re actually spending. Pay attention to the price tag on everything. Stop yourself from buying if it doesn’t fit your budget. Make a budget Speaking of a budget, I love getting presents for people, and I pay for all the Christmas presents myself! The only problem? I get so carried away with getting nice things for people that all my money is gone in no time. If you have the same problem as I do, make a budget for buying Christmas presents. Stick to the budget no matter what. Save up for the big stuff Every week, I put a little money aside to go in my savings. If I put aside a little money every week, eventually I’ll have enough money for a car. You could save up money for anything: a laptop, bicycle or your education. But it’s always pleasing to treat yourself once in a while. Conclusion Just remember, everything that’s yours is also God’s, so if you do make money, it’s a good idea to think about giving a portion of that money to your church’s offering. That would definitely put a smile on God’s face if you shared your gifts with the One who gave them to you.