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    • Camster
    • By Camster 12th Oct 16, 9:39 PM
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    Should I ask my student son to pay housekeeping?
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    • 12th Oct 16, 9:39 PM
    Should I ask my student son to pay housekeeping? 12th Oct 16 at 9:39 PM
    I'm looking for some advice on whether I should ask my student son to make a contribution to household bills.

    We are in Scotland, so there are no tuition fees, but he has a student loan of about £4,200 a year and has a part time job which earns him around £70 a week.

    He started University in September and so far we haven't asked him to contribute anything, as we can manage OK on my income.

    I just wanted to ask if it would be too hard on him to ask for a contribution. I was thinking about a token amount of around £50 a month.
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    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 14th Oct 16, 6:07 PM
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    Yes he needs to chip in. He has more disposable income than many adults - this guy has his cake and eat it at the mo
    Blah blah blah.
    • lika_86
    • By lika_86 14th Oct 16, 9:50 PM
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    Yes he needs to chip in. He has more disposable income than many adults - this guy has his cake and eat it at the mo
    Originally posted by ska lover
    Amended for you:

    Yes he needs to chip in. He has more disposable debt than many adults - this guy has his cake and eat it at the mo
    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 17th Oct 16, 4:09 PM
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    Amended for you:

    Yes he needs to chip in. He has more disposable debt than many adults - this guy has his cake and eat it at the mo
    Originally posted by lika_86
    Please can you explain what disposable debt is? Never heard of that phrase
    Blah blah blah.
    • silvercar
    • By silvercar 17th Oct 16, 5:09 PM
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    Please can you explain what disposable debt is? Never heard of that phrase
    Originally posted by ska lover
    Given that his 'income' as you called it, is actually a loan that will have to be repaid, it is really a debt.
    • ska lover
    • By ska lover 17th Oct 16, 7:43 PM
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    Given that his 'income' as you called it, is actually a loan that will have to be repaid, it is really a debt.
    Originally posted by silvercar
    Income as I call it? LOL did you not read the guy in question also has a part time job?

    Nevermind. I can see any intelligent convo is not going to happen with you > On ignore..bye
    Last edited by ska lover; 17-10-2016 at 7:50 PM.
    Blah blah blah.
    • Lbuk
    • By Lbuk 18th Oct 16, 7:20 PM
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    I'd definitely take some money off my children if they stayed with me, if just to ensure they were saving more than anything - I could always give it back upon graduation not that I'd tell them in advance. Or not.
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