Today’s parents have become more lenient when kids ask for extra money beyond an agreed allowance, according to the latest poll from Northwestern Mutual Foundation’s financial literacy site The poll results show that 63% of today’s kids 17 and younger are “always” given extra money when they asked for it, and 26% of children 17 and younger “sometimes” receive extra money when they ask. Overall, the most commonly selected reason why kids today ask for extra money is to buy tickets to a movie/concert/sporting event (40%), followed by food/drink (24%) or to buy a toy/game/phone (19%). These findings were especially evident in the 17 and younger group, where 58% of kids wanted extra money for tickets to a movie/concert/sporting event.