My parents were determined to treat my sister and me exactly the same way. Including financially.
Yan had two choices for survival: restaurant work, or a gig at a clothing factory.
My father wished to travel around the world, with my mother and me in tow, on a sailboat.
My mother has been in the military, started her own business, traveled to trade shows, been a stay-at-home mom, and worked as an engineer. Here’s her story.
My father has managed and invested my share of an inheritance since I was a child. At what point should I take on this responsibility?
My parents are physically healthy. They’re also capable of (and committed to) living independently. But they’re no longer capable of managing their own money.
“If you need money, don’t ask us,” they said. “Because our answer will always be no.”
My parents had high expectations for my education, including the expectation that I would graduate with as little debt as possible.