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12/07/2013 at 07:36
Following on from mrs C's holiday thread, what did you pay for once you turned 16? I worked pt at 16 but was only expected to use that money for spends and clothes etc. After a levels I worked ft on top of college and paid for my horse which wasn't much less than my earnings, also anything car related and £100 a month rent which I actually volunteered. That was as much as I ever paid until we moved out 5 years ago! If my boys live at home when working i'll charge them rent but squirrel some away towards a deposit unless we need it badly just so they're in at had routine of paying out regularly.
12/07/2013 at 07:48
Nothing. Even after uni, my parents paid for things. My mum buys me clothes now if we go shopping together and they always pay for lunches/dinners/coffees/etc. I think they find it hard to let go
12/07/2013 at 08:03
Not much TBH.
Once i left school and got a FT job (so 17), I paid £25 per week board, and paid for when I wanted to go out etc. I was expected to buy my own clothes if I wanted "that gothic cr@p" as my Mum called it, but she would still buy me stuff. When I became pg, she stopped taking board off me, and bought all the baby stuff (were given loads, but she bought stuff I still needed), so I could save for when I got my own place (which I did at 20). Even then, she paid for all my flooring/carpets, washing machine, fridge freezer, and did me a full food shop.
She paid for my holidays I went on with her (last one when I was 24), bit I saved my own spending money, and bought my holiday clothes (my Mum bought C's)
Even now, she'll pop by with bags of food, or stuff for the kids. She loves treating me and my boys.
Like WS, if we go shopping, she buys me stuff, and pays for lunch.
12/07/2013 at 08:13
Oh yes, my mum likes to treat me if we're shopping together and begrudgingly occasionally lets me buy her lunch!
12/07/2013 at 08:20
I paid for nothing until I got a FT job when I was 18, then I paid £80 per month rent and bought my own clothes but she used to end up giving me the £80 plus more back over the month when I had none of my wages left
I think your right WS they find it hard to let go, my mam is always buying stuff for me or the kids. She buys most of their summer clothes (she gave me free rein of her VIP next slot yesterday), she buys all of my holiday toiletries and sun creams and is paying for us to go to the Waterpark for 2 days while we are away.
She always buys clothes for me when we go shopping together and always pays for lunches or meals out.
I will do the same for my kids if we have the money.
12/07/2013 at 08:56
I lived on my own at 16 so I paid for everything.
12/07/2013 at 08:57
WS I only think that's the case if your mother is maternal. Mine had no problem letting go
12/07/2013 at 09:03
I started work at 15 (a month before 16th bday) and paid for clothes and anything else I wanted.
At 16 I saved up and went on holiday myself so my mum said if I could afford holidays I could afford to pay dig money! So from around 3 months before my 17th birthday I paid dig money (£10 a week) my own clothes, my calls on the phone bill and if I wanted any specific food I bought that.
At 17 I started uni so I had a nursing bursary of £1200 every 3 months and worked almost full time as well (28-32 hours ontop of full time uni course) and my dig money went up to £40 a week, paid for any specific food, all clothes, etc
I can't believe your mums still pay for things for you, that stopped with me years ago (as in when I was 15/16), I'm so blooming jealous I'd no idea that went on
12/07/2013 at 09:07
Mine to belle
12/07/2013 at 09:47
My mum is like SW & WS's. She doesn't give me as much now that Liam is here tho
12/07/2013 at 09:51
I was at work at 16 full time as I did an apprenticeship. I earned £55 a week. From that I paid my parents £10 board, and so I had £45 for whatever I wanted. I paid for driving lessons usually and a night out.
When I bought my first house though, my parents gave me back everything i'd paid in board as a deposit for the house.
12/07/2013 at 10:27
I paid for nothing until I worked full time at 17, I had a saturday job though so my pocket money stopped at 15 and tha was my spends. From 17 I paid for my housekeeping (£100 a month) the rest was mine. Mum and Dad paid for my driving lessons and insurance on their car. I brought my first car and they paid the first years insurance on that too.
My mum has always picked me up clothes she thinks I will like (she is a great bargin hunter and cannot resist if it is my size it's mine! ) and she is now the same with my girls.
Spoilt - possibly? do I take advantage of it? not on your life!
12/07/2013 at 10:36
i was working pt from 14. i paid for anything extra i wanted clothes/trips/cds/car anything like that/ i didnt pay anything house wise mainly because it was my grandparents house , my mum was on benifits and they paid for all house hold bills. i moved out at 18. my mum would give anything to be able to buy me things then & now but she just cant afford it. i treat her to things quite alot. especially when i had disposable income.
12/07/2013 at 10:59
The rules in my house was that you didn't need to pay towards rent for as long as you where in full time education. As soon as you started working you contributed. Unfortunately for my parents I moved out with my H before I finished uni. I had part time jobs from 16 but I was never expected to pay much out, it was money for me to have extras like phone credit, going out at the weekends, clothes etc.
12/07/2013 at 12:24
My own white cider on a sat night
I had a PT job from 14 but that was my cash. When I got a job after A levels I paid £100 a month rent and my own clothes and nights out. That was until I moved out at 25. Peed me off as most of my mates didn't pay board or rent. Well unfair!
12/07/2013 at 13:09
Belle- I meant my parents, not parents in general
12/07/2013 at 19:04
From when I got my first paper round at 14 I paid half of my £15pw wage towards my pony. At 16 I got a pt job that paid well enough for me to pay for my pony (it was on loan and a fixed amount per week, plus competitions). When I finished college I bought my own horse and paid for that myself. I was expected to pay for my own nights out and clothes from 16, but really my mum often bought me clothes whilst I was still at college. I was expected to pay £80 a month housekeeping from when I started working full time but I think I only paid it a handful of months before I sold me horse at 22. I moved out at 23.
My brothers are both still at home and pay less than £100 pm at 25 and 28, I think that's too low.
H's parents saved what him and his brother paid in housekeeping and gave it back to them when they bought houses. I'd like to do this for my kids, but not let them know until they buy a house.
12/07/2013 at 22:19
Like WS, my mom and dad always paid for things for me, holidays, clothes, pocket money. They also brought me my first car. They did the same for my brother and sister too
12/07/2013 at 22:31
I had to pay for everything except food. My mum would give me the occasional treat but that was it.
13/07/2013 at 02:58
BG- I know a few friends whose parents did the same and think it's a fab idea!
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