Do You Give Your Parents Money, Like an Allowance?

The practice of giving your parents a monthly allowance has been in the Asian culture since god knows when.

This was a tradition that was passed down for generations, where parents worked hard to raise their children towards a certain level of financial independence and reap the rewards they sow.

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As time goes by, this particular act of demonstrating filial piety is currently being debated in modern societies such as that of Singapore.

The Awkward Phase

How much allowance should you give your parents?

Is giving the allowance in form of money the most efficient way to exhibit filial piety?

As our parents go on and engage in conversations with their friends these topics, the amount becomes a benchmark for how filial you are. If the amount pales in comparison, your parents technically lose their bragging rights to how successful you are in your career too.