As an adult, do you still get help from you parents? In your family, what's the cost of money?
August 16, 2009 9:28 AM Subscribe
Money and family. It gets sticky. Moving towards financial independence, and wondering how other people deal with money and their families. What's the rub?
posted by Rocket26 to human relations (62 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
For young adults: (say college to late twenties) how much help do you get from you folks financially? Do you still receive money and in what form? Like, do they help you with the rent still? In emergency situations? Health insurance? Grad school? Is this OK, or is there a rub to getting this money?
For young/middle adult and beyond: do you still receive help from your parents ever and in what form? Buying a house? Help with childcare? Inheritance? What's the rub here? Is there one?
I'm curious because a lot of people I know don't like to admit they still receive help from their folks after college, even though LOTs of people do. I've received help on and off from my family, but I don't like it much, because I always feel like I still "owe" them something, even when it's a flat out gift.
What are the expectations for people who still receive help from their family after they move out, either high school or college? How does it change as you get older and begin your own family?