What does a 13 year old know about money?


An interview with  Sam,  age 13  about money. Sam is Helen (from The Crazy Kitchen)  son

Do you get pocket money? No

Do you think that is enough? Yes, because I don’t need money at my age

How much do you think you should get? none

What would you spend it on? Save it

What do think Mummy earns each year?  £20,000

How much do you think Daddy earns each year? £30,000

How much do you think Mummy’s car cost? £6000

How much do you think we spend on food each week? £100

What do you want to be when you grow up? Sports journalist

What do you think that job pays? £30,000

If mummy  gave you £100 what would you spend it on? Save it for when I’m older

What do you think Being  Thrifty means? wealthy

What is your best money saving tip? Don’t spend your money on rubbish

Do you think we should give some of our money to charity? No, unless you have a lot of money


In conclusion…..Sam knows a whole lot about money I was impressed and despite not knowing what thrifty means I think he’s probably the thriftiest child we have ever had interviewed. Great job Sam!


13 year old know about money



  1. September 4, 2014 / 2:17 pm

    haha this makes me laugh as since then he was pestering me for pocket money to go to an under 16’s night so he did more chores to earn money for that…and now he wants Fifa 15…so I’m guessing he wouldn’t save it until he was older after all!
    Thanks for having us Becky
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  2. September 4, 2014 / 5:34 pm

    What a sensible boy 🙂
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  3. September 5, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    Wow a 13 year old who thinks he doesnt need money?!!! I have done something wrong there with my three then!

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