Teen claims she is being made to live like a 'peasant' after allowance slashed to $1,000 a month
When I was a teenager, my mom gave me an allowance of around $40 a month and with that, I had to live my life to its fullest. Looking back, I have no idea how I did it as I seem to spend $40 in the space of half an hour on the weekend. But, to my mom's credit, that allowance taught me how to budget and also pushed me into getting a job and making my own money.
However, although my budget was pretty small, I did know a few people who were getting a sizeable amount more from their parents. While their allowances may have touched around $100 a month, they were still nowhere near the amount that this following teenager is receiving.
A spoilt teenager has appeared on TV to cascade her mom for forcing her to live as a "peasant" after she cut her allowance from $5,000 to $1,000 a month.
15-year-old Nicolette appeared on US talk show Dr Phil to say that she was unhappy after her mom had decided to cut her monthly budget down. To put that into context, she was receiving more than the average salary in the US.
But, despite the limitations on her funds, the teenager - who owns a wide-array of designer handbags and clothing - has continued to overspend on her credit cards in order to keep up her appearance and compete with her fellow peers in her hometown of Beverly Hills.
In an attempt to regulate her daughters' spending, Nicolette's mom allowed a family friend to move into the house in order to help chauffer the spoilt teenager around and keep an eye on her spending.
Also appearing on the show, Nina - Nicolette's mom - told Dr Phil: "My teenage daughter is extravagant, spoilt and bratty.
"Nicolette is beyond entitled."
According to Nicolette, she likes to spend her days strolling around Beverly Hills, shopping, eating lunch and making YouTube videos.
"I need money to buy clothes, I need money to buy shoes - my mum just doesn't get it."
Nicolette doesn't have a job and she openly discusses the fact that she has no future goals and expects to be able to live a life where she doesn't have to work, can wear designer clothes and continue to drive around in her Mercedes G Wagon (which costs $190,000, btw).
Speaking about what she does when her mom limits her funds, Nicolette said: "When my mum doesn't give me more money, I make her life a living hell.
"I have my ways."
She continued: "My mum raised me with everything I wanted and she needs to continue because it's the only life I've ever known."
After having her allowance cut, Nicolette claimed: "I feel like a peasant. I can't live like this anymore. I'm always out of money.
"If you ask me, I feel like my mum should be giving me $2,500 (£1,832) a month just to cover my basic expenses."
People like Nicolette make you question the modern world, don't they? How can a 15-year-old possibly need $1,000 a month, let alone $5,000? Get. A. Job.