When Did You Have Your Kids Start Paying Utilities?
My boys are getting older—although I wish they wouldn’t and constantly ask them not to, haha—and I want to teach them about being responsible with money. While my wealthy husband is of course the breadwinner in our family, he comes home so infrequently that he often forgets to pay for gas and electric, leaving us high and dry, reading by candlelight in our afghans and caftans!
That’s why, when bill season comes around, I want my kids to use their allowances to start paying those bills! I'd pay, only my income is exclusively jewelry and makeup via beauty endorsements, and you can't use those to pay the bills. (I’ve tried!)
What age is it appropriate to tell your kids they’re responsible for all the utilities in your beautiful brownstone?