Hi Julie:My roommate Leslie has offered me a weird proposition regarding our apartment and I’m pretty insulted.We found our place together three years ago and are both on the lease. But she has practically moved in with her boyfriend in the past 3 months and now doesn’t think she should have to pay her full half of the rent because she’s never there.Leslie is trying to convince me that she should pay a quarter of the rent instead as a “storage fee” for all her stuff and when I told her I didn’t think that was fair, she accused me of being jealous that she was in a relationship and I wasn’t.Leslie is so convinced that this is fair that I’m starting to think I’m going crazy.Is it fair that she gets to pay less now that she’s hardly ever there?Rebecca
Hey Julie:I TALKED TO TONY ABOUT THIS YESTERDAY BUT WANTED TO SEE WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS WERE SINCE YOU HAVE 2 DAUGHTERS. MY OLDEST, ADDY JUST TURNED 6 AND SHE IS REALLY GOOD WITH SAVING MONEY FROM BIRTHDAYS AND CHORES. AT CHRISTMAS SHE SAVED ENOUGH TO BUY HER NEW AMERICAN GIRL DOLL.SINCE THEN, SHE HAS BEEN ON A MISSION TO BUY AN IPAD MINI. WELL YESTERDAY SHE CAME TO ME AFTER COUNTING HER MONEY AND SHE NOW HAS ENOUGH TO BUY HER OWN. SHE ISN’T ONE TO SIT INSIDE ALL DAY AND PLAY GAMES, SHE’S VERY MUCH AN OUTSIDE, LIKES TO RUN AROUND GIRL.DO YOU THINK IT’S OK FOR A 6 YEAR OLD TO HAVE AN IPAD MINI? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? WE HAVE A FAMILY ONE AND SHE PLAYS WITH IT ON OCCASION BUT ISN’T OBSESSED WITH IT.THANKS!ANGELA!