What does a six year old know about money? We asked Lisi

This week in our ongoing a series we asked Annalise what she knows about money. Now Annalise is my very own daughter and so the pressure is on! She certainly should know a thing or two…

a six year old know about money

Annalise and her favourite thing to play with!

Hi Lisi,

I want to ask you a few things about money.

(oh your not banging on about that again are you mummy!)

she didn’t actually say this it was the look in her eyes!


How much pocket money do you get? 

£2 a week


Is that enough?

Yes but I would like more


What do you do with it?

I save up for stuff


How much do you think mummy earns each year?



How much do you think daddy earns each year?



 How much do you think mummy’s car cost ?



What do you want to be when you grow up?

Maybe a teacher


What do you think that job pays?



If mummy  gave you £100 what would you spend it on?



How much do you think your family spend on food each week?

About £16


What does being thrifty mean?

I don’t know! (OMG MASSIVE thrifty blogger parenting fail right here!)


Do you think we should give money to charity?

I think we should give a lot of money to charity because we are one of the richest people in the world.


In conclusion…

Hmm, we still have some thrifty teaching to do ! My Punto is worth only slightly more than £90 but I did pay a lot more than that for it 12 years ago!  Despite my thrifty ways, I would be hard pressed to do a food shop for a week for £16! But do fill me in if you can.




  1. June 4, 2014 / 6:51 am

    Wow! Would be great to do the shopping for £16! Amazing how little concept kids have of money – £100 just sounds like the biggest sum imaginable. I don’t know about you, but I find girls more naive about money than boys – my own sons have always had far more idea of the value of things than my daughter.
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  2. Kirsty
    June 4, 2014 / 9:48 am

    Isn’t that amazing? I love that she is one of the richest people in the world, she has everything she needs from a loving family and that is all she needs. You should be so proud x
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  3. June 4, 2014 / 10:49 am

    I love this series – and it’s really interesting and encouraging that in all of the ones I’ve read so far the child may not know how much things cost – but they do know about charity and that we should be helping others x
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  4. June 4, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    I LOVE her final comment! Go Lisi! Wow – they’ve got the important stuff right, these kids! x
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  5. June 5, 2014 / 12:48 am

    Hahaha! Makes me laugh that she doesn’t know what thrifty is Becky! But brilliant that she says you’re one of the richest families in the world. You probably don’t feel that way, but I suspect in global terms she’s probably right. Well done lovely Lisi! xxx
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  6. June 5, 2014 / 9:28 am

    Brilliant!! How amazing to do a food shop for £16 🙂
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