Yes. $275 a week as that was what I cost my mum.
I think it's fair to charge board under any circumstances, but especially if you're not in a financial position to support them.
I plan to be financially secure enough to charge a fair amount (not as much as I paid) and stash it away for their future without their knowledge. A nest egg for their future.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 21 to 30 of 82
04-01-2012 20:30 #21
04-01-2012 20:32 #22-
- Join Date
- Oct 2011
DH has said he will buy each kid an apartment and they can pay rent to live in it, which will go straight on the mortgage.
This will be their nest egg and will only be given once they have completed uni or a trade.
The Following User Says Thank You to Ishtyban For This Useful Post:
04-01-2012 20:35 #23
I like that idea Beryls Mum!
I did pay board when I lived at home. It was $50 I think. Can't remember it was so long ago.
If the children are at uni or studying or doing a trade no they won't pay. If they were working full time then I would reconsider some other arrangement.
The Following User Says Thank You to PomPoms For This Useful Post:
04-01-2012 20:36 #24
Yes, yes and yes to the op's questions.
I am about to pay board again as well, though neither a teenager or young adult. Running a household costs money and paying board was a good way of learning how to manage my money.
04-01-2012 20:38 #25
I never paid board while at home, working/studying or not.
When my children start work I will be taking 50% of their weekly pay and placing it into a bank account for when they finish a trade or uni.
This money I hope will buy their first home.
04-01-2012 20:39 #26
BerylsMum That's such a good plan...I'm going to steal it and pretend I though of it myself, DP will be so impressed
Last edited by chubby bunny; 04-01-2012 at 20:45.
04-01-2012 20:40 #27
I moved out of home at 17. Prior to that I contributed towards the household - it was up to me what I decided to contribute. Some weeks I bought a bulk thingy of washing powder, other times I would pay the phone bill. Mum left it up to me, so that I wasn't forced to pay anything but I always wanted to contribute. I had to pay for all of my personal items though.
I think I'll do something similar with my children. I'm hesitant to charge them if they're studying though...I remember my best friend at uni working instead of going to tutes so that she could pay the bills
04-01-2012 20:46 #28
04-01-2012 20:54 #29
My youth allowance was my board. When I finished school and started fulltime work I paid an equivalent amount in board, although I can't remember the $$ figure.
04-01-2012 20:55 #30
Once we worked full time 10% of our take home pay was board.
By jake's mum in forum Movies / Music / Books / TV ChatReplies: 24Last Post: 16-06-2012, 20:03
By BH-bubhub in forum Reviewer PanelReplies: 11Last Post: 28-02-2012, 11:39
TPS Health Physiotherapy and PilatesTPS Health Physiotherapy and Pilates has three clinics located at Morningside, Redlands and Lutwyche. We offer pre and ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
What do you think is the best resource for new Mums?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
A - Z of baby girl namesGames & fun stuff
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
2.5yo hitting/pushing (possible ASD)Discipline & behaviour
Pokemon go. Chat #2General Chat
Primary School in St George areaPreschools and Schools
Bbt chart thread #8Conception & Fertility General Chat