Attn: Lucy, charging my 18 yr old.

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      Wondering why you fax? Do you have a home business that requires it? How

      much does the business bring in? Most average people do not find it a

      necessity to fax from home?

      We do not keep a landline because we simply cannot afford it. I recently

      cut us down to two cell phones – my husband’s and mine – and mine is paid

      for by my job, or I would cut it further. Eating comes far ahead of cell

      phones. I can see wanting a phone for 911. Past that, it becomes a

      luxury.

      Same for a car. You mentioned that you use the car to bail the kids out –

      you did not mention getting yourself to work or shopping…. If it is being

      used simply to rescue the kids from “being followed” or such… introduce

      them to the bus. That is a huge savings – which you can use to feed them.

      as far as charging your daughter, it was a very good idea – ask her what she

      thinks… she is a semi-adult. let her in on exactly how much money comes

      into the family home each month and what you have budgeted for each thing.

      let her voice an opinion on where the money should go and where she would

      like to help out, if she wants to. rent – sure…. but not if you approach

      it with “you need to start paying for groceries so i can feed your

      brother.” let her give if she wants to…. otherwise you are opening a can

      of possible resentment.

      lucy

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