Here's an issue I'm not sure how I want to approach yet. My kids are just getting to the age where they really 'get' what money can do (my oldest is almost ten). I want to avoid making money a top down power structure, but I don't really have a good model of how to share it. My biggest fear is that they will get that glazed look in their eyes when I start explaining where all the money goes. I'm also afraid that when we somehow come up with a way to share out some spending money, we will come to the end of the month and realize there was something I didn't anticipate and be in big trouble. How do you handle the money in your families?