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Goldiemol February 4th, 2014 12:54am

Based on a conversation with my sister. Do your parents know how much income you make?

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spring27 California
02/03/14 10:15 pm

Not anymore. Somehow, my mom thinks she's entitled to my raises. So, I don't mention anything new anymore.

cpaswr just say the letters
02/03/14 8:14 pm

It's funny. Growing up, my parents did not want us to know anything about their finances. Even after I graduated from college and passed the CPA exam, my parents still didn't trust me knowing anything about their finances.

cpaswr just say the letters
02/03/14 8:15 pm

Only after my parents got divorced is when I was allowed to do their taxes and find out about their finances.

Goldiemol dry side of WA
02/03/14 8:51 pm

I want our kids to learn to budget like their Daddy has taught me and how we decide to spend but I'm not sure they need to know every aspect.

cpaswr just say the letters
02/03/14 8:58 pm

My parents didn't teach me much about money. I had to find out many things on my own.

Goldiemol dry side of WA
02/03/14 9:01 pm

I learned what not to do from my parents. I was doing well on my own but my husband has a fantastic system that works well for us.

CarrieMarie Mad Science Crew
02/03/14 8:00 pm

My mom and dad probably have an idea, but no.

mikeey1962 on SOH where else
02/03/14 7:58 pm

Of course it all comes out at thanksgiving, you have to show your brothers and sisters who makes more! And your parents are there, so yes they over hear .....

kindocologist Beer is my friend
02/03/14 7:54 pm

Unemployed, pretty easy to figure out. Even with Texas math.

icytoes the tepid north
02/03/14 7:40 pm

You know, I don't know. I imagine they have a fairly good idea from our lifestyle (they know we have no debt), but they've never asked, and I've never really brought it up.

nastusha1079 LV426
02/03/14 6:54 pm

Nope! The less they know about my life the better.

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Goldiemol dry side of WA
02/03/14 6:28 pm

I'm super frustrated that my dad assumed to know what we make and then used that to belittle my sister and her husband. They are happy and doing just fine, just as we are. That is all that matters.

swjboucher Just Run
02/03/14 6:19 pm

They always taught me income is personal, it is nobody's business

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TopsQueen Oregon Coast
02/03/14 6:11 pm

My mothers and gone a while but I think she asked us how much my husband made.

DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
02/03/14 5:57 pm

nope and they are not going to. It's none of their business.