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Would you charge him rent?

Anonymous
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My son is 23 and still lives at home. He works a full time job making $52,000 a year. Most of my family and friends think we should be charging him rent. We dont need the money so dont feel its right to charge him anything. 

Would you charge your adult child rent? 

Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 22, 2017 at 10:16 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 22, 2017 at 10:18 PM
Past college age? Yepper.

That is, if I for some reason I can't even fathom hadn't kicked him out already.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Sep. 22, 2017 at 10:18 PM
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I would make sure he is saving, that's it.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 22, 2017 at 10:19 PM

Why if you dont need it? What if he was saving his money responsibly?

Quoting Anonymous 2: Past college age? Yepper.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 22, 2017 at 10:20 PM

He definitely is. If he wasnt we'd probably charge rent and just bank the rent for him. This way hed have a nice chunk of money saved for when he moved out. 

Quoting Anonymous 3: I would make sure he is saving, that's it.


JustKeepsmoving
by 5 on Sep. 22, 2017 at 10:20 PM
Probably.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on Sep. 22, 2017 at 10:21 PM
No, never.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Sep. 22, 2017 at 10:21 PM
Is there a purpose in mind? Is he saving for a down payment on a house? For living expenses to volunteer in a third world country for a year???

Does he have an exit plan of some kind?

I'd at a minimum charge a few hundred to cover the extra cost of having him there.

Quoting Anonymous 1:

Why if you dont need it? What if he was saving his money responsibly?

Quoting Anonymous 2: Past college age? Yepper.

luckysevenwow
by Emerald Member on Sep. 22, 2017 at 10:22 PM
If he saving and I mean really saving than no I wouldn't.

If he's half asses saving or not at all then yes I would. I'd also throw it in a savings account which I would give to him once he moves out.
HellHound
by Ruby Member on Sep. 22, 2017 at 10:22 PM
Never. I'd kick him out for his own good. I'd even help him with rent if he needed it. But he needs to live out from under my roof.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 22, 2017 at 10:24 PM

He's saving for his own home and contributing the max to his 401K

Quoting Anonymous 2: Is there a purpose in mind? Is he saving for a down payment on a house? For living expenses to volunteer in a third world country for a year??? Does he have an exit plan of some kind? I'd at a minimum charge a few hundred to cover the extra cost of having him there.
Quoting Anonymous 1:

Why if you dont need it? What if he was saving his money responsibly?

Quoting Anonymous 2: Past college age? Yepper.



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