Moving back home

I’m Miriam  Neff-with STARTING OVER FINANCIALLY,-and I’m Valerie Neff Hogan, and we’re here to talk about money

M Moving back home is not just about college grads getting on their feet.  Increasingly households are combining after divorce, widowhood, and financial transitions.  Before that move cover these important points.

V Room and board–what is the expected contribution.  Shared chores.  Then make a list.  Guests and friends.  Adjust to the needs of the home owner.  Child care.  Rather than ‘hope’ it all works out, have a plan and discuss.

M Yes my home has been home for three separate ‘move backs.‘   One thing I learned is talk frequently.  How is the plan working?  There are benefits.  We get to know each other better.