No I didn't. I moved out just after my 18th birthday but had been working full time for three years before then. I saved my money, my p's didn't need the money and they would rather see us save than pay them to live in their house. My sister moved out at 21..my p's gave her the ultimatum to get out or start paying board (as she had finished uni then) so she got out!
I won't charge my kids board unless we really need the money, or they waste their money. If they waste their money then I'll charge board but put it in a savings account for them so they have something behind them when they wake up to themselves and be sensible.
DH always says he'd rather our kids moved out and we helped them financially while they got on their feet rather than our kids paying board and living at home forever! He moved countries when he had just turned 17, me out of my house at 18 and none of our kids are welcome to live with us past the age of 25 (DH says 20, I say 25!)
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05-01-2012 06:50 #61Our family is complete!
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05-01-2012 07:19 #62Caramelo
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Nope but once i was 15 i was paying my own way entirely as i was a mum. My mum however tried to charge me double what she was allowed & rooted me out of money for years!
My brother though whos in his thirties still lives at home, & still pays nothing & is cooked & cleaned for
05-01-2012 07:36 #63
I know youth allowence has changed recently- not sure how though. It's been 10 years since I received it.
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05-01-2012 07:58 #64
No, I never paid board. No, I won't be charging my kids board.
05-01-2012 08:02 #65
He pays a little each week, think it's around $50. Not much considering he's on 40k a year.
05-01-2012 08:15 #66
Once a child turns 18 the money can no longer go into mum or dad's account.
05-01-2012 08:16 #67Member
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Yes I did.
I got austudy?? and I also worked at Coles 3 arvo a week.
My parents kept the austudy and I kept my Coles money. I never knew how much austudy I got though. Might have only been $10 since I worked.
Yes I will be charging my kids board. I think it helps lessen the blow of paying rent or mortgage if they are used to giving money in exchange for somewhere to live.
05-01-2012 08:42 #68on a self imposed ban
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Yes I paid board to my mum. She moved out of the family home when I was 17 because she met someone who lived interstate. Because I was a 2nd year apprentice at the time (earning $270 a week), she rented the whole 3 bedroom house to me for $100 and I had to pay power/internet etc. I lived there alone for almost 2 years til I finished trade before she sold the house.
When my son starts working, I will be charging him board. It taught me financial responsibility. Hopefully I am in the position by then to put the whole amount into a bank account towards DS's house deposit though
05-01-2012 08:53 #69
Yes I paid board depending on how much I made. By the time I was 16 I was working 5-6 days a week and going to school. I worked till 1am got home at 2am got up for school at 7am pretty much everyday.
I didnt really have a choice at the time.
It was to much for me and my school work suffered.
Then the weekend was more work.
In one way I learnt a lot about life but in another way it was too much for a 16 yr old kid.
I would never put my kids through that. I will charge board but I won't expect then to work more then one or 2 days a week.
I had to buy all my own books, clothes, school uniform everything.
It sucked at the time.
05-01-2012 09:07 #70
Yes. As soon I finished grade 12. I think it was $50 per week ( i had a full time job). It didnt bother me as it was alot cheaper then moving out.
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