Paying your kids to move out


I recently helped pay moving out expenses for one of my offspring.

Some Canadian parents are willing to pay their young adult children to stay away from the nest for good.

“A poll by Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce says parents are willing to pay their adult children thousands of dollars, if that’s what it takes to get them to leave home.

The CIBC Gifting Poll, conducted in late June, finds that 76 per cent of parents with a child 18 years or older still living at home are willing to provide cash to help their kids move out, marry or move in with a partner.”

FP article:  http://business.financialpost.com/news/the-cost-to-get-adult-kids-out-of-the-house-well-pay-24000-says-bank-poll/wcm/29e493ef-08b2-4e88-985a-fa2f9576a5e3 

The cats are pleased to have access to the spare bedroom, formerly known as “the forbidden zone of the moody artiste”.

Miss Tabby likes to lie in the middle of the floor or scratch at sun spots on the wall. The Old Boy likes having access to the play tunnels. They both seem to like the sound of their voices, their caterwauls echoing off the bare walls. The latter leads me to eventually shoo them out and close the door!

Cats enjoying the empty room

Cats enjoying the empty room

I advised them not to get used to this because one of the fledglings will return to the nest soon.

Bedroom with minimal furniture

Bedroom with minimal furniture

I will be glad to have him back. Also, I can’t afford to help him stay away.

Thanks for dropping by.

T

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About shewrite63

I am Theresa. I am a Mother and intermittent writer. I published a bittersweet novel under the pen name of Florence T Lyon. I am also a real life survivor, cynic and IT support worker trying to keep up with technological changes. Can't eke a living off of my writing skills - yet!
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4 Responses to Paying your kids to move out

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  2. emptynestman says:

    Enjoyed this. Curating for the tribe.

  3. Pingback: Paying your kids to move out | Shewrite63 – Empty Nest Man

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