Pocket money: 180 euros of pocket money per month, seriously?!

We are back in Berlin. The return to everyday life is still a bit bumpy, I am currently in the process of unpacking our cabinets when I receive a WhatsApp message from my 16-year-old son. It says, „Do I have to pay for the hairdresser myself now?“ – and his disbelief can be read between the lines. I reply, „Yes!!“ At least with an encouraging thumbs-up emoji.

I wanted to avoid exactly these kinds of questions once and for all. That’s why my husband and I decided during the summer vacation to transfer a monthly budget to our oldest son starting from this school year. Now he has to manage everything himself, from ink erasers to new sweatshirts to train rides when he wants to travel alone.