We’ve tried doing allowances before, once upon a time, but it didn’t last long.  Money got tight, and it just got forgotten.  However, as the kids are getting older and trying to save the little pennies and dimes they find on the sidewalk, I’m starting to wonder if we should reinstitute it.  SmockLady wrote a really great post the other day about how they do allowances around their house, and I thought it was a great jumping off point.  Give it a read!  And if you can think of some other good ideas, please share!  I’m curious to see how other folks handle this issue.