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S/O I will be charging my teens rent

Anonymous
Posted by Anonymous
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When my kids turn 15 they can get jobs and pay me $50 a week for living expenses.

It will then go into a savings account that they don't know about, so that when they're 18 and ready to move out on their own they will have a little money to help with the costs.

Posted by Anonymous on Apr. 10, 2014 at 4:17 PM
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firebird78
by Lilly's mom on Apr. 10, 2014 at 4:18 PM
$200 a month?
Whatever works for you I guess
peanutsmommy1
by Ruby Member on Apr. 10, 2014 at 4:18 PM
How many hours a week do you think 15 year olds can work?
Carmel63
by Bronze Member on Apr. 10, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Aren't you mother of the year.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Apr. 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM
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I would never charge a child for something the parent is legally responsible to provide until 18 or graduates high school.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Apr. 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM

 sounds like a plan but i didnt know 15 years old could get jobs without a work permit

Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Apr. 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM
I would wait until 16. around here they can't get jobs until 16.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Apr. 10, 2014 at 4:20 PM
Congrats?
cybcm
by Gold Member on Apr. 10, 2014 at 4:21 PM
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Eh, I prefer to teach my kids good saving habits rather then do it for them. They don't learn squat that way.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Apr. 10, 2014 at 4:22 PM
It might sound like a great idea to you, but you really need to sit down and let them know why you are going to charge them (a minor that by law you have to provide for) to live in your home. I paid rent until I moved out, and my mother never gave any of it back because my brother (who was an adult at the time) maxed her credit cards and she had to use my money to pay for them. In other words you never know what may come up and might force them to pay for other peoples mess ups.

Really why are you wanting to force them to pay while they are still in school and might only end up making 50 a week after taxes?
Raeann11
by Ruby Member on Apr. 10, 2014 at 4:23 PM

If that's what you want to do.

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