When your adult children are still living at home, should you charge them rent? Or if you're an adult who lives with their parents, should you offer to chip in?
Here's one for the "be careful what you wish for" file. The letter writer is living with her mom and suggested Mom start charging her rent. Then her mom dressed up as a landlady and quoted a rate she couldn't afford. Now the letter writer is getting late notices and eviction notices from her mom! https://www.thepennyhoarder.co...-trying-to-evict-me/ 😮
I don't really think the mom is going to evict her own child, but I do think she's trying to teach her daughter a lesson about being a responsible adult. (To be honest, I think the landlady schtick is pretty funny.) So far, the daughter hasn't passed the test, as she's tried to avoid further discussions of rent.
It got me wondering: When adult kids are living at home, should they pay rent? What other ground rules should you set? If you've been in this situation, how have you set rent? Do you use the current rate in your area? Do you give a discount if they're helping out around the house or saving up for their own place?