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BuelahWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-30-08 09:40 PM
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Parents who take responsibility for their adult children's bills...
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At what point is an adult child responsible for their own bills? I work in a call center and hassle with parents all the time who want me to discuss Skip and Buffy's financial affairs with them because they're paying the bills. The problem is, their names aren't on the account, and Skip and Buffy failed to give us permission to talk to Mums and Daddums about the bill they ran up. It's one thing when the kid is still in college and 18 or 19, but these "kids" are sometimes over 25, even 30. I guess they still see them as little tykes and not grown people who signed a contract...
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  -Parents who take responsibility for their adult children's bills... classicfilmfan  Jul-30-08 09:40 PM   #0 
  - I think it's up to the parents and child  Gormy Cuss   Jul-30-08 09:43 PM   #1 
  - i have a brother parents took care of his bills and ooopses ect... guy is 48 and father  seabeyond   Jul-30-08 09:43 PM   #2 
  - Get a different job.  rwheeler31   Jul-30-08 09:45 PM   #3 
  - Easy to say, not so easy to do  classicfilmfan   Jul-30-08 09:53 PM   #8 
  - That's an easy one  Warpy   Jul-30-08 09:45 PM   #4 
  - I do, and they get pissed  classicfilmfan   Jul-30-08 09:52 PM   #7 
     - Their reaction is their problem, really  Warpy   Jul-31-08 01:48 PM   #33 
  - No point, sounds like. The richer the folks, the older the 'kids'. If  babylonsister   Jul-30-08 09:45 PM   #5 
  - I guess it is situational...  mcctatas   Jul-30-08 09:47 PM   #6 
  - But it's one thing if they help you out privately with the bills  classicfilmfan   Jul-30-08 09:54 PM   #10 
  - My friend takes care of all her daughter's bills and she's in her 20's.  Breeze54   Jul-30-08 09:53 PM   #9 
  - Then if the parent's rented it, who signed the lease?  classicfilmfan   Jul-30-08 10:04 PM   #18 
     - well; maybe he asked her to do that and couldn't call to give permission?  Breeze54   Jul-31-08 01:20 AM   #32 
  - well, given the current situation  iamthebandfanman   Jul-30-08 09:54 PM   #11 
  - It's called "privacy" honey  classicfilmfan   Jul-30-08 09:56 PM   #12 
     - lol  iamthebandfanman   Jul-30-08 10:08 PM   #22 
  - I still need help from my mom.  Drunken Irishman   Jul-30-08 09:58 PM   #13 
  - But does she open your bills and call the companies who bill you?  classicfilmfan   Jul-30-08 10:00 PM   #14 
  - Oh, no.  Drunken Irishman   Jul-30-08 10:01 PM   #16 
     - Then your situation is different  classicfilmfan   Jul-30-08 10:07 PM   #21 
  - Does your mom call your creditors bitching?  ingac70   Jul-30-08 10:04 PM   #17 
  - you are not a loser  CountAllVotes   Jul-30-08 10:05 PM   #19 
  - are idiots.  Redstone   Jul-30-08 10:01 PM   #15 
  - Thanks  classicfilmfan   Jul-30-08 10:06 PM   #20 
  - Your kids are always your kids but that's ridiculous  tularetom   Jul-30-08 10:13 PM   #23 
  - Once my kids were on their own...  fiziwig   Jul-30-08 10:32 PM   #24 
  - You are in the most hellish job in America.  rwheeler31   Jul-30-08 10:52 PM   #25 
  - the parents should put it in their name  JI7   Jul-30-08 11:00 PM   #26 
  - 30 is the new 21!!!! nt  Truth Hurts A Lot   Jul-30-08 11:01 PM   #27 
  - Can you explain more?  TwixVoy   Jul-30-08 11:03 PM   #28 
  - I wish I had parents who were well-off enough to concern themselves with my bills.  oktoberain   Jul-30-08 11:04 PM   #29 
  - There's a difference between parents helping their adult children out financially  BerryBush   Jul-30-08 11:40 PM   #30 
  - I'm starting at a new school in the fall  Mr. Blonde   Jul-31-08 01:00 AM   #31 

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