facebookDoes the monthly money u give to ur parents count as expenses, and should that be counted into your 3-6 months of expenses of rainy day funds? - Seedly

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Anonymous

08 Jun 2021

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Does the monthly money u give to ur parents count as expenses, and should that be counted into your 3-6 months of expenses of rainy day funds?

Where do you park the money you give your parents when calculating finances?

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What are your thoughts?

Sharon

Sharon

27 Feb 2020

Level 10·Life Alchemist at School of Hard Knocks

We park in a separate bank account (POSB Passbook Savings) with three of our names. My mom is tech noob, so she needs to have her passbook for her peace of mind (i.e. able to see her money there :p)

We treat it as an emergency health fund for large medical expenses. I do a standing instruction monthly transfer, so I don't need to keep remembering whether I've given them.

Also, because you really don't want to get into I-gave-you-no-you-didn't squabble. As they age, I'm also aging. Memory's failing all of us.

And I treat this as part of my expenses.

Rais M

Rais M

26 Feb 2020

Level 9·Accountant at SME

Yes. Any cash outflow is an expense, and that includes forced savings for me. I get it from the term "Pay yourself first".

I would put it under the 3-6 months of expenses in case of emergency as I feel that regardless of any emergency, I should be solely responsible for it and not to let it affect our parents. It is like how our parents treat us when we were young. They will still give us anything and everything even though if they encounter any emergencies.

I will include it as part of expenses and also as rainy day funds. It is still important to support your parents, especially if your allowance means alot to them.

Andy Sim

Andy Sim

24 Feb 2020

Level 10·HR Professional at a Financial Institution

Yes, as long as it comes out of your pocket/bank account it's considered expenses. Good to have a talk with your parents to have a feel how much to give :)

Yes I consider that as expense. And i also consider this expenses for emergency fund. I believe my p...

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