The Ridiculous Reason a 15-Year-Old with $1,000 Monthly Allowance Complains She’s Poor
Most teenagers will go out and look for a summer job or internship, so they can buy the things they want. However, that’s not the case for 15-year-old Nicolette. If she wants something, all she has to do is charge the item on one of her credit cards or use her $1,000 monthly allowance.
Nicolette gets an outrageous amount of money from her mom, but she’s not satisfied. She even wrote a letter to Dr. Phil, claiming her mother doesn’t love her and is abusive.
Here’s the ridiculous reason this 15-year-old with a $1,000 monthly allowance complains she’s poor.
Nicolette is no stranger to living lavishly. Her lifestyle is on the level of most Hollywood stars. Her mother, Nina, pays for Nicolette’s gym membership, complete with a personal trainer that costs $100 an hour. She also pays for her daughter’s organic food delivery and high-end salon visits. Nina admits she spoiled her daughter, resulting in a “Beverly Hills brat” who expects the world to be handed to her.
Nicolette’s statement about feeling poor, despite a $1,000 allowance, isn’t surprising. Nicolette has been spoiled all her life, according to her mother. In addition to the shocking allowance, her mother has taken her on expensive vacations.
Next: How this teenager blows her allowance money will make you sick.
How Nicolette spends her allowance
Nicolette isn’t all that interested in managing her money. It’s just not on her radar. Instead of trying to make her cash last, Nicolette spends her allowance on designer clothes and $5,000 handbags. She spends most of her time shopping on Rodeo Drive for her clothes, shoes, and designer bags. Chanel, Céline, and Louis Vuitton are just some of the brands in her walk-in closet.
Next: She’s a princess, didn’t you know?
Nicolette says she’s a princess
Nina says Nicolette has been begging her for a car for her sixteenth birthday. However, she won’t be satisfied with just any car. Nicolette is demanding that her mother purchase a $231,000 Mercedes Benz G-Wagon. When asked during the show about her expensive taste in cars, Nicolette simply responds, “I’m a princess; I’m definitely worth the price tag.”
Next: This is a big problem.
Nicolette puts extravagant purchases on several credit cards her mother gave her. Making things worse, Nina says the cards have no credit limit, and she receives bills for up to $10,000. That’s right; Nina decided it was a good idea to give a child who already has a spending problem multiple credit cards. “I know I’m a spoiled brat, but I enjoy the lifestyle,” says Nicolette. “People are going to hate on me, but they wish they were me.”
Nina says she has probably given Nicolette at least $100,000 over the past 12 months. “I don’t even keep track anymore,” Nina told Dr. Phil.
Next: This is Nina’s excuse.
Why Nina fuels Nicolette’s outrageous shopping habit
So, why does Nina give her daughter tons of money to blow on shopping sprees and personal training sessions? Her answer might surprise you.
Nina told Dr. Phil the main reason she lets her daughter run wild with her hard-earned cash and credit cards is because she’s feeling mommy guilt. Nina says she works long hours and doesn’t see her daughter that much, so this is her way of making up for her absence. Says Nina during her Dr. Phil interview, “I still feel guilty about being a single mom, working six days a week not being at home with her.”
Next: Is Nina serious?
Spiraling out of control
Nina says her daughter will spend $1,000 a week and then ask for more money, claiming to be broke. Nicolette says when her mom doesn’t give her money, she “makes her life a living hell.” She also says she knows she’s a brat but doesn’t plan on changing any time soon. Nina told Dr. Phil she will take items away from Nicolette, but then she feels guilty and gives them back.
Next: Dr. Phil has his say.
What Dr. Phil had to say about all this
Dr. Phil was not amused by Nina’s answer. He thought she could do a much better job of parenting her daughter. As Dr. Phil usually does, he didn’t hold back with his assessment of her questionable parenting skills. Said Dr. Phil:
How does that make sense? ‘I feel guilty for not being there, so I think I will cripple her, compromise her values, make her feel like she has no self-worth without material goods,’ and that makes you feel better. What you’re doing with her is to make you feel better because you’re parenting from guilt.
Next: This is the truly ridiculous reason Nicolette says she’s poor.
Why Nicolette feels like a peasant
Nicolette says her mom is being too strict with her shopping budget. Before, Nina was giving Nicolette a $5,000 monthly allowance. Once Nicolette began going over budget and charging thousands of dollars on her credit card, Nina reduced Nicolette’s allowance to $1,000 a month. But that wasn’t nearly enough cash for the young fashionista. Said Nicolette in her interview with Dr. Phil:
I feel like a peasant. I can’t live like this anymore. I’m always out of money. If you ask me, I think my mom should be giving me at least $2,500 a month, just to cover my basic expenses. I need money to buy clothes. I need money to buy shoes. My mom just doesn’t get it.
Next: Here’s what we think is really going on with Nina and Nicolette
What we think
Nina claims her daughter’s spending habits are becoming a problem, yet she was smirking, and sometimes smiling and laughing, during the interview. Most parents would be visibly angry in a situation like this. In addition, Nicolette’s interview seemed rehearsed. At times, it seemed as if she was auditioning to be the fourth Kardashian sister for an upcoming episode of Keeping up With the Kardashians.
Perhaps going on the show was a way to get publicity. Maybe the two are really trying to break into reality television. Reality TV stars make pretty good money these days. Just look at the salaries of some of the Jersey Shore stars. We’re not quite sure what’s going on here, but we do think there could be an ulterior motive to going on the Dr. Phil show. It’s just a matter of time before Nicolette and Nina get their own reality show. If they do, we called it first.
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