I have probably used about 85 different sets of job charts and allowance systems during my stint as a mom. Most of them don't work for me, because I am lazy and inconsistent and they end up being more work for me than the kids. I think I have finally developed a system that works well for the inconsistent lazy type of mom that I am.
Here's my "Mommy Command Station". I thought about staging it for the pic, but it an effort to keep things real, this is what it currently looks like.
Hanging on the wall, is an allowance jar for each kid. At the beginning of the month, I put $30 into each jar. We've tried different amounts and putting it weekly instead of monthly, but this works the best for us.These are the kid's jobs. Pretty basic. Mostly they just need to practice good personal hygiene habits and pick up all their junk. Any day that they go to school without doing a job, they lose $1.
If they complete an extra job like mowing the lawn. I write the date the work was completed and the amount I owe them and stick it in the jar.
At the end of the month, we settle up.
They pay 10% to the Lord, 50% to savings, and 40% for spending.
What works for you?