Questions tagged [money]

Family finance, and how children learn to handle money.

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Bank Accounts for Allowance

I am looking for a bank to create sub account checking accounts, preferably with a check cards, for my children. I would like to be able to easily transfer money into these accounts for allowance and ...
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How to balance teaching that hard work pays vs chores for free

We made a conscious decision not to give our kids much pocket money: it seemed a bad life lesson to teach that lots of free cash gets handed out on demand. So far that's been okay, and they've learned ...
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How to decide whether I should buy whatever the child asks for?

I never faced this situation when I was a child. My father tells me that I didn't have a habit of asking for things. I remember asking for 2 things as a child. They were expensive so my parents ...
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How much time, energy, and money should an adult child give to struggling parents?

I've got a friend who is asking me for some advice. He does very well. He is 26, owns a house, and has a really good technology career. However, his dad spent four years trying to find work and ...
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Is cryopreservation of sperm worth it for non-emergency “personal backup” purpose?

Last year I went to the cryogenic sperm bank and I got a few ampules of my sperm frozen. I did this for the reason that if I die anytime in the near future, and since I do not currently have ...
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Money for good grades? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is bribing children with cash incentives a good idea? Is it appropriate? Good, because action-result chain is clear? To get something, you should work; your work now is ...
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What is the average cost difference per year to raise a infant before schooling?

Bring in a new human being into the world and need to do some budgeting. Southern California, suburb of a major city. One income household with both parents. Don't know who will be watching the ...
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Can my mother charge me money for not doing what she says?

When I don't do the washing up, or take out the trash, or whatever when mum asks, she charges me $10. I have a job, but am 17 living at home. I am wondering if she is allowed to make up fines for ...
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How should a parent advise a relatively young son who chooses to retire early and be a loafer after he has achieved financial independence? [closed]

The son is in his early 40s. He has achieved financial independence after a decade of patient saving and investing despite a lacklustre career and even losing his job a couple of times. The father ...
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Fundraising ideas for a 10-year old [closed]

A 10-year old boy is making several trips this year and wants to help his parents with expenses, and I want to help him with that. He's already selling raffle tickets for each, which go into a ...
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What are the options for day care and baby help for poor single mother?

A young woman expects a baby in few months, she is poor and she has no family in the USA. She lives in Boston and it's not an option to move away at this moment (education). Her salary is around 2K/...
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Are there any concrete citations for the range of expected costs of raising a child? [closed]

Past Parenting.SE questions have asked about the affordability of having a child but didn't provide a specific estimate of what it actually costs. I found this USDA report, which estimates the cost ...
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I am not sure how I can help my girlfriend. Looking for some guidance [closed]

My girlfriend has a 2-year-old child from a past ex. The ex rarely visits his daughter, but the majority of the time he is there to sort of flirt a bit with my girlfriend. He does not know she is ...
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What would make doing stuff with young children easier? [closed]

I think us families get ripped off when we go out and do things so I want to ask any mums and dads out there if they would join a club which gave them exclusive discounts to things to do, classes, ...

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