Get a paper route. Or rather, tell your parents you're going to get a paper route. Make it convincing though. Call up your local newspaper and have the stuff sent to your house. Your parents will pooh-pooh it, but stick to your guns. Say that it will be character building and give you spending money you need to learn the value of a dollar. If you hold out long enough, I guarantee your parents will give you at least $1 a day to NOT get a paper route, possibly offering you some chores around the house to do for it instead. That's because your parents will suddenly envision themselves having to go out in the freezing snow at 5:00 a.m. on some Saturday when you're too sick to deliver papers and deliver your papers for you. Paper routes are a HUGE hassle for parents, so if you go all gung-ho, I bet they give you an allowance, and if they don't, then get the paper route. You'll make at least $5.00 a day.