Parenting an adult: Not charging rent
Nov06

Parenting an adult: Not charging rent

My son is now 18 and has been working for a couple of months. We are adjusting to life parenting an adult. Once my son started work, I’d always assumed we would start charging him rent to live at home. To be honest, even if he wasn’t doing an apprenticeship or a ‘proper job’, I assumed we would charge him a bit. It’s not that we need the money (although of course it would be nice), but it’s about...

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Occasional spending – it all adds up!
Sep13

Occasional spending – it all adds up!

For most families, keeping on top of the finances is an ongoing battle. You think everything is sorted for the month, then the car breaks down or you get a letter asking for payment for a school trip. This seems to be the story of our lives and it has got even worse with three kids at secondary school. The uniforms are more expensive, the trips are more expensive, the music lessons are more expensive and there’s an expensive...

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