What does an 11 year old know about money? (we asked Hanna)

An interview with  Hanna aged 11, daughter of the lovely Helen Jessup who blogs at  The Crazy Kitchen.


Do you get pocket money? NO!


Do you think that is enough? NO!


How much do you think you should get? £2 per week


What would you spend it on? A telescope


What do think Mummy earns each year?  £15,000


How much do you think Daddy earns each year? £20,000


How much do you think Mummy’s car cost? £5999


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


What do you want to be when you grow up? A nurse


What do you think that job pays? £100,000


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


What do you think Being  Thrifty means? ‘Thrifty? Never heard the word’


What is your best money saving tip? ‘make sure your parents don’t go near your money’


Do you think we should give some of our money to charity? Yes, because they need it


In conclusion : Mummy & Daddy need to get a job as a nurse and maybe Hanna wants a telescope?

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  1. A very entertaining interview mate,
    This goes to show that an 11 year old really knows a thing about money, it shows also that an 11 year old have something he is in need of which money can solve.

    So, Hanna’s parents should therefore start giving her money
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  2. Haha I’d forgotten about her top money saving tip!
    Thanks for including us.
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  3. Mum of One says:

    LOL, I am in the wrong job! *Dashes off to look at nursing degrees*.
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  4. haha, love her best money saving tip! x
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  5. Very interesting. I asked my 11 year and got some very unexpected answers. He thinks his dad earns 5k a year but that he wants to be an accountant and that they earn 44k a DAY!
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  6. “make sure your parents don’t go near your money” – I couldn’t help but laugh, must admit my father used to have habits of using my money lol.

  7. a telescope you say?? how did you guess!
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  8. Manneskjur says:

    Interesting – as the children are getting older they certainly are more savvy!
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  9. Brilliant…get that girl a telescope!
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  10. Awwww, someone send Hanna a telescope :-)
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  11. oh bless her. love the answer to the saving tip !lol! great girl!
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  12. Love her answers, especially about keeping mum and dad away for her money
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