How much should I charge for keep!!
When I was in a similar situation (to your daughter) I was charged £20pw from a take-home of £100pw (long time ago).
The reason for the £20pw was that the dole was about £22-23pw and my folks set the price to make neither myself or my brother think that we could just 'cruise'. If you want to do nothing, then you'll have near enough nothing - but a roof/food.
They didn't need the cash, but they were (and still are) very generous so got it back and many times more when I needed it.
In the OP's situation, it depends on whether they need the money. If they do then charge/ask what you need.
Otherwise just enough so it means something, but not so much that she looks for alternative accommodation - plus save/invest it.
Parents' income has nothing at all to do with it! Sorry but parents shouldn't be wanting to be 'best friends' with their kids.
Do you really want to be bailing them out time and time again? They need to learn for themselves.
My two lads(20 & 19)each pay £20 a week,is it enough,I don't know or care tbh,I couldn't even tell you what either of them earns a month..But I do know that you don't learn the value of money by getting somebody else to save it for you.......They both run cars,so they have to save money to pay for the stupidly high insurance premiums & to keep their cars running....
friday tea time my mum used to stand at the kitchen door with her hand out.. couldnt cross the threshold without crossing her palm with a crisp tenner.. only got thirty quid after tax to start with..
My dad was one of the dead easy going ones - I asked him how much he wanted (I had just landed a job earning more than he did!), and had to set up the standing order for double what he asked as anything less would have been taking the piss. I think he asked for £100, this was 10 years ago.
Left school in 87. Straight onto a YTS scheme. £28.50 a week and handed a tenner over.
Was paying £50 by the time I was 20 but was earning a lot more.
Moved out at 21
When i was 16 i earned £740 a month and paid £170 keep. (4/5 years ago)
I started paying £200/m when i went over the £1000/m wage bracket, still paying that much now but don't remind me old dear she may rise it as wages have gone up since then....
I'd say £150-200 and then stick a percentage of it into savings for them (for a house deposit), the percentage being determined by if you actually need any of the money to help pay the bills.
s youngest daughter came to live with us, in her early 20s.
She worked in London good job 30K ish salary.
Used to pay £40 a week to her mum, but never saved any money, was out getting hammered, permanently skint and had no incentive to change.
It was a nice cushy number for her....
It also upset her mum a lot, the way she was living her life, and this lifestyle was effectively being subsidised by her mum and I.
At the time, I was working away and only home at weekends and yet I was still contributing far more each month into the "Pot"
I got her mum to increase her "Rent" to a lot closer to market values.
She kept what she needed to cover the increased bills etc and then saved the rest for her daughter.
Daughter eventually realised that she could have her own space / be with her mates for the same outlay and moved out.
Her Mum then presented her with the deposit for the new place out of the money saved.
Where in the world are you .. that'll effect things.
Do you just want to teach a lesson, help cover utilities .. or want a contribution to all the other stuff too.
I'd look at what your more local (even if that's 100miles away) Universities charge for their halls as that's utilities included .. if you wanted to go the whole hog look at catered accomodation rates.
12 years ago for me in Central London , catered halls, (1 meal a day weekdays, 2 meals a day weekends), cost me £80 a week! must be more than that now.
Or when I was earning that amount on the south coast my share of rent alone was costing me £60 a week in scuzzy, non C/H 1 bed flat shared with the mrs) then bills on top
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