I noticed Apple promoting their iTunes Music Store Allowance feature that lets you fund your child’s iTunes habit without providing him or her a credit card (or at least the information from one). It got me wondering what other electronic/virtual allowance methods other parents provide: Second Life Linden Dollars? PayPal credit? Is the presumed mini-lesson in budgeting and economics lost when allowance is given in something other than traditioanl legacy cold hard cash? How’s virtual allowances working out in your home? I haven’t tested it out in mine yet.