Is it the responsibility of children to share in paying the house expenses?

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@iskayz (5422)
Philippines
November 8, 2008 3:03am CST
Well I think every member of the family should share with the house expenses. Especially siblings with jobs. It is a customary here in my country and I think as long as you are still single and living with your parents you play a part in paying the house bills. I also think even sons and daughters who are married but still living with their parents must also share with the expenses. I am not sure though if it is an obligation or responsibility. But as responsible children I think we should have the initiative. How about in your country? What is your customary with regards to paying the house expenses? Do your family members share with the expenses too? Who pays the bills in your house? Please do share!
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4 responses
• United States
8 Nov 08
not if theyre under 18. then they are still considered kids and are dependant upon their parents to provide for them.
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
Hi! In my country under 18 is still considered kids. On that age they are still studying. And even those who are above 18 but still studying are not expected to share anything yet. Happy mylotting!
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@kaguvkov (1041)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
IN Philippines it is very common to have an extended family and in order to cover all the expenses that has made by the family everyone is concern and children who are already earning should take part in this.
@zhaychel (610)
• United Arab Emirates
8 Nov 08
I don't think its really a responsibility. But some take it as an obligation maybe because their family lack resources to pay bills and credits as well.It merely depends on you if you want to extend your helping hand to your parents in paying expenses. As for me, I really volunteered to take care of my sister's allowance but sometimes if I'm not able to give they'll be the one who give. My mom is still active in her work and she's earning lots of money as well as with my dad, he has a business thats profitable. ^^,
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
9 Nov 08
Well thats nice of you to take part in giving your sister's allowance. I think that's what siblings should do with each other. Help each other and share. Well I haven't made any share of giving my siblings allowances. But I did buy them the extra things they need when they were still kids so they won't have to ask our parents for the extra stuffs. Thanks for sharing!
@bbsr13 (4198)
• India
8 Nov 08
Hello! In my country India we support our parents by contributing our share for house expenses if we are in the family.Even if we are working outside we pay our parents some amount to supplement their income.It is our responsibility to see them happy.It is our culture.thanx.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
8 Nov 08
Oh I see. Well we have the same culture here in the Philippines and I think it is such a good deed when children assure that their parents are happy and taken care of. Again, I have learned something from your country Ciao!