They’d never had allowances. Momma never had any extra money at all to be able to count on to give them. So when they wanted paper or pencils for school, or shoelaces, they had to ask her, and her face got all worried until she figured out where to find the extra money. (1.65)
"I’ve got an appointment downtown next week, about getting welfare money," she said, as if the words tasted bitter. (1.102)
Gram was silent, then said, "We don’t have the money."
"I wasn’t asking for money," Mr. Lingerle cried, exasperated. "Did I mention money?" (3.148-149)