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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
How much do you pay your parents? and roughly what do you get for it?
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    £200 a month, and I get most of it back as they buy me food and do my ironing occasionally and give me a couple of quid if I'm short. I rarely need to lift a finger...!

    I sound like such a layabout but I've had it this way since I've started my new job and even moreso since I've been doing 12hour shifts.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I give them about 10% of whatever I've earned. So like £150...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Mine was always the equivalent of a days pay per week. I got everything for that, but was expected to contribute - why should my mum have to do it all when she worked as well...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    £200 a month and that includes food and bills. Am busy clearing off debt atm, so my mum is being nice whilst i sort myself out. My sister takes the piss however, for ages she was only paying £150, and used more stuff, got my mum to buy her stuff, and earnt more than i did!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I haven't paid rent for aaaages. I was paying £25 a week but then I changed to part-time hours so that I could do an unpaid work placement to help me in the career I want. So since April I haven't paid anything, but my parents pay £45 a week for my driving lessons and give me bits here and there :)

    When I was paying £25 a week I got..well everything there is to get in this house.. food, water, leccy, internet etc.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I pay £80 but do a lot around the house. I don't use t'internet at home, I pay for my own tv etc and since I started earning I pay all my animal bills (mum used to pay for annual jabs for the rabbit and the dog). I also clean and cook to help out, so I don't feel that I'm robbing them of anything. And besides, I do all the overtime for nothin for the family business, so that's worth far more!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I pay £100 a month, but get most of that spent back on for food and bills. The only thing I pay for myself is the internet only because no one else uses it!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    ahh cheers all. working out some kind of fair agreement with my parents :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    My sister-in-law is lodging with us again, and we charge her £50 per week, and I think we probably make a loss on that.

    I'm sure I've said this before :D
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Currently, I don't give my parents any money as I'm not earning anything.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sofie wrote: »
    Currently, I don't give my parents any money as I'm not earning anything.
    Ditto.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well i moved back from uni in may and haven't actually paid any rent yet. my mum said she wouldn't until i got a 'proper job' and even then she wouldn't charge much but i was a bit like well i have a job (tesco) so i wanted to contribute. i wasn't working many hours when i first moved back but last month my mum didn't have much money so i bought food quite regularly and i buy bits now and again all the time. i mentioned rent again the other day and she said it didn't matter so i'm buying her some boots in the sale she wants instead.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    As a lazy student bum who has no job i dont pay them anything. I hope that in 6 weeks time when i start my postgrad it will be me gone from the house for good!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Nothing at the moment cos I'm a bum. When I do work and have money I just buy food or whatnot for the house. My mum is pretty sweet when it comes to that like, doesn't be hounding me for money all the time.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When I wasn't on the dole, I wasn't committed to pay anything. I was then on the dole for July-September 2002 and I paid £85 / month. Up my way, we called it 'board' instead of rent. The terminology used when an offspring continues to live in their parents' house into adulthood. In late September 2002 (aged 24), I 'flew the nest' and began renting a room at digs.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Kermit wrote: »
    My sister-in-law is lodging with us again, and we charge her £50 per week, and I think we probably make a loss on that.

    I'm sure I've said this before :D

    Yeah I think we all had a big fight about this subject last time.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    £200 a month. For all my food and share of the bills. I do do a few things round the house to help and did a lot more when I was unemployed and a home all day.

    My parents are quite happy for me to pay them a fairly small amount so I can save up.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    When I lived at home i didn't pay rent but instead put £50 per month in a SAYE share scheme at my old work. Can't say fairer than that.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't pay anything and i get everything.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well, my brother has chosen to stay at home whilst studying at University in September. As he's getting almost £6k, my Dad has chosen to charge him about £30 a week. Pretty good deal I think. I got less money at Uni and for rent and food, I spent well over £100 a week!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've been paying £100 a month since I was 16 and got my first part-time job lol. I'm now 18...that equals a lot of money.

    I do ALL the housework, and my 4 younger siblings do nothing lol. I cook/clean/wash/iron etc. Rip off. It's no wonder I'm trying to buy a flat lol
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Just 10 squiddly's a week for me now im back home. That covers everything. Think i'll treat her when i get my loan
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't currently pay anything, and haven't done for the last few months. My parents have told me to save the money instead for university. Given the cock-up that I've made regarding my student loan application, I'm certainly going to need that money I've saved.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    lipsy wrote: »
    Yeah I think we all had a big fight about this subject last time.

    Yes, there was a bit of a heated discussion..................
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I never had a formal arrangement but would pay some of the bills and half the food bill if she did a big shop and buy my own food at other times. Now that I'm working, she casually suggested I pay £85 a week per room, and I need two. I told her to fuck off. If I were a young sole person at college or uni or only working part-time, who wanted to live at home I'd probably make an offer of about £40 a week.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    What annoys me a bit is my sister is earning 18 grand a year now and she threw a strop when my parents suggested she paid 50 a month! If i was making that money id be out of here so fast!
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I don't pay anything. I feel bad about it sometimes, but cos im on such a crap wage when I was paying my mum rent at one point, I would pay it then by the end of the month i'd be borrowing money off her cos I was so skint so it wasnt make any difference really.

    Last month I got a good wage and asked her if i could pay some but she refused and told me to put it in my savings instead, cus i'm saving to move out. im really lucky really but i know it. i sometimes buy food bits for the house like bread and milk, thats about it though.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've been home this year after having to take time out from uni on health grounds.

    I qualified for no benefits (as I'd been a student at the start of the academic year) and my loan stopped because I was no longer a student. My parents paid for everything while I was ill.

    Then started working part time and slowly built it up to full time. I'm not paying rent, I do some food shopping (which I pay for), and usually pay for petrol for the car my brother and I use, and do a fair chunk of the house work. Parents don't want rent, they'd rather I saved the money to use for when I need to pay rent. I pretty good with money and saving it, don't waste loads on junk/going out/smoking, I think if I did then they'd be asking for something.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i pay most of the bills n pay for food

    so i dont give a set amount each week/month
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I pay £80 a month which covers everything
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