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At what age should a young adult start contributing to the house ie. bills food etc?

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My dad started charging us rent once we turned eighteen. There's some sense to that, I guess.

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Ok stepdaughter 19 works full time and a student, my son 19 not in college works full time. How should I handle that?
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Well, simply decide on a percentage of each's income, maybe.
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So....they both live at home..... is your stepdaughter a college student? Is she paying her way through college? Is she a full-time student? I'd give her a break--she's probably just trying hard to keep up her grades and manage to pay for books & classes which are notoriously expensive.
So....your son works full time -- and does not contribute to the household? Is he saving his money for something necessary -- a car or something?
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Step daughter full ride completely she's a waitress and making great money
Son job 40 hours a week
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Well I had asked you if your son is saving his money for something necessary like a car or a first-last-security deposit on an apartment which might be a great thing...... is he?
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No he's not saving at all
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if you are working then you should contribute no matter what age. I was working at 15years old and contributed to household bills and food. but ideally if your not working and dont earn money you should still contribite by chores :)

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Ok stepdaughter 19 works full time student my son 19 not in college works full time. How should I handle that?
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He pays more. Is she paying her own college? And she's working? She doesn't pay more at home
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just sit down and ask them if they mind if they chuck in some money weekly or even fortnightly to help pay for household bills, let them no that you cant support them their whole lives. if you paying for all their food power and water then yes definatley have a talk and work out how much between both stepdaughter and son gives you. even if they can only afford a small amount then thats fine. you as the parent will be teaching them about life and paying their ways.
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After you graduate from high school and have a full time job

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Ok stepdaughter 19 works full time student my son 19 not in college works full time. How should I handle that?
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Talk to them and tell them you think it's time for them to help pay for household bills. If they both work full time they should be able to help out. It also depends on how much they make per hour.
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I'd say after highschool

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Ok stepdaughter 19 works full time student my son 19 not in college works full time. How should I handle that?
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I would say, when the young adult has a good enough paying job. If he's paying for his own car and insurance, that needs to be taken into consideration. I think no more than 1/3 of his net income after taxes.

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Ok stepdaughter 19 works full time student my son 19 not in college works full time. How should I handle that?
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Wow, I wish I was as wise as King Solomon.
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Lol thx
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If you want more bang for your buck the young adult should pay his own expenses without mom and dad having to pay for anything.

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Ok stepdaughter 19 works full time student my son 19 not in college works full time. How should I handle that?
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They pay for all their personal expenses.Room and board is free unless they take advantage of the food expense. At least it's a start.
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When they get a steady well paying job I'm 14 started working 10$ every hour now I have to give my parents 20 dollars and pay for my own food and haircuts

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As soon as they have any kind of job, even a paper route. Contributing a few bucks towards household expenses helps to teach good financial habits. My first job at 14 was divided into thirds, 1/3 to help out, 1/3 to savings and 1/3 was mine to do with as I pleased.

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If this person is not in school full time they should be working full time and paying their own way.

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Check out what renting a room is including utilities in ur area, Since ur Mama include food with it, and use of Laundry. If they do trade for helping out around house cheaper rent but has to be done before rent is do :)
I would have them give me 10% off the top so you can save for them, and give it to them when they move out.

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