Nancy by Guy Gilchrist


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  1. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 1 year ago

    From baby cribs to MTV cribs….

  2. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 1 year ago

    Wait… got a light bulb: Get candy flavored ice cream and buy one comic, and then get someone to do a timeshare on another comic, saves at least $1….
    That way, like Meatloaf says… two out of three ain’t bad!

  3. paha_siga

    paha_siga said, over 1 year ago

    My 9yo gets $1 a week and he saves up for $20 Legos with no problem. He is kind of scrooge… that, and that I make ice cream at home anyway.

  4. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago


    Who’s the Scrooge here? I was getting 50¢ a week – FORTY YEARS ago!

    The average allowance today is $15/week.

    2012 CNN Money article with average kids; allowance

  5. Eric Klein

    Eric Klein said, over 1 year ago

    Sounds like she is ready for a job in Congress, any European Parliament, or the Knessett

  6. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 1 year ago

    I’m like you….some parents defend it by saying… “it’s in case they have an emergency” in the case of the phones, which has now mushroomed into such a big thing… teens acting as if it’s “life’s necessities”…
    And I used to work in the school system, and would see the size of the bills (the greenback kind, of course) their parents sent them to school with… some of the more relatively modest had "Hamilton"s, others had "Jackson"s, some "Grant"s.. (although some would also note that kids can demand money with historical figures on them, and still not know anything ABOUT those individuals…) and they would pull those
    “bad boys” at the store and school cafeteria FIRST THING in the morning, when the change wasn’t even going enough, yet…
    I’d be wondering to myself: “How?…. Why?”
    But, yeah, somewhere is the dividing line between making sure kids have something for times of need, and what seems the overindulgence of credit cards and trendy gadgets and “money to burn attitude”, as you alluded to, so common today…

  7. yeahbutt

    yeahbutt said, over 1 year ago

    Never noticed before, but Nancy’s ribbon is pink, not red. (& green in the header) I looked back. Seems red is the weekday color & pink is the Sunday …

  8. Tom

    Tom said, over 1 year ago

    @Eric Klein

    If she thinks she’s got budget problems now, wait until obamacare kicks in, unless the 4th U.S. Court of Appeals overturns it later this year.

  9. IamJayBluE

    IamJayBluE said, over 1 year ago


    The average allowance today is $15/week.
    All I can say is woooow…. and woooow, again… I was only getting the amount close to what you got, and that was on a GOOD month… it almost seemed like my allowance was every other month… I keep saying… where DO kids get this money?… Where do ADULTS get this money, even with “relatively good jobs”?….

  10. MaxStarmanJones

    MaxStarmanJones said, over 1 year ago

    She could cut her hair and sell it — it grows so fast she could buy a car instead of a bike.

  11. david_42

    david_42 said, over 1 year ago

    Adjusting to Nickel candy bars, $15/wk has the same spending power as $0.75 did back in the 50s.

    /I only got a quarter then.

  12. rick mcdermott

    rick mcdermott GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    i’ll bet its all bushs fault. in 50s i was happy with a dollar,then i got paper route

  13. YatInExile

    YatInExile GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    The government calls it “deficit spending.”

  14. Newenglandah

    Newenglandah said, over 1 year ago

    I recall a comic strip from some fifty years ago where a boy asks his dad for a raise in allowance. His dad replys that when he was a boy he only got a quarter. He would go to the movies, have candy, and buy a comic book. They boy then comments that he wished he could get his allowance in quarters that would buy that much stuff.

    Today figure at least $12 for a movie, $2 for a candy bar, and whatever a comic book costs these days ($4?) I would say that anything less than $15 is too low.

  15. alleyoops

    alleyoops GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I can relate, Nancy.

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