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Joint Accounts

Putting Mom and Dad on an Allowance

How to set boundaries when you’re financially supporting your parents

Illustration: Laurie Rollitt

Dear Joint Accounts,

I’m in my early twenties, and my parents, who are in their early fifties, are financially dependent on me. I pay for everything: their rent, food, clothes, entertainment, etc. They’ve had some…




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Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong

Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.

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