Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

,CyFailure to launch,CO Kids Cost Parents

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

,CyFailure to launch,CO Kids Cost Parents

Article excerpt

TAMIKA Bernardi already has her own Cylaunch planCO in place to leave the familyCOs Gracemere nest.

The 18-year-old lives at home, but says sheCOs not the type to take advantage of her parents.

C[pounds sterling]I like living at home, but I pay rent to my parents,C[yen] Tamika said.

The bartender said she helped around the house with cleaning as well.

While Tamika seems to be one of the few who contribute to living at home, the average young adult is costing their parents $678 a week.

According to the latest AMP.NATSEM Income and Wealth report, 18-24 year olds cost their parents five times as much as a baby or toddler.

The report is giving tips to parents with Cyfailure to launchCO kids.

The report states that parents need to let their kids know thereCOs no free ride and they need to help pay household expenses. …

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