My husband traded his motorcycle for a car for my oldest son (valued 500$) 6 years ago - we paid 500$ for my second sons car - 3 years ago. (2 oldest are mine from a previous marriage) Now my step daughter is turning 16 and her mother wants to purchase a car for 9000$ - of which she wants my husband to help pay for. The rule when the boys got a car was having a job to pay for gas, part insurance and upkeep on the cars. SD does not have a job, nor is she being required to get one. I said 500$ can come out of our household account to go for a car but he wants to give her 3000$. I do not think this is fair. I realize cars are more expensive and you want something reliable but 9000?? BTW BOTH cars we got the boys are still running and being used by them!
Asked by Anonymous at 7:56 PM on Mar. 30, 2011 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by kimigogo at 9:01 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
Answer by kimigogo at 9:05 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
Answer by onethentwins at 1:31 PM on Mar. 31, 2011
Answer by zoejains_momma at 7:57 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
I would have to agree. I would give 500 towards the car.
Answer by mom-o-2-in-2 at 7:57 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
Answer by tyheamma at 8:01 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
Answer by ChanQ at 8:07 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
Answer by ba13ygrl1987 at 8:13 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
No, I don't think that much should be spent since you guys already laid down the ground work for how much was going to be. I think if she wants to chip in more than that and get the more expensive car, so be it. But no, I wouldn't go for that.
Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 8:25 PM on Mar. 30, 2011
Answer by twinsplus2more at 8:56 PM on Mar. 30, 2011