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Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by bendazum: 4:02pm On Apr 10, 2020
veave:
Maid below 11yrs... That's all I'm concerned about. Why would a baby be doing chores?

To be honest, children grow very fast these days.

9/10 years can run little errands and it saves stories that touch.

As long as they don't maltreat her.
Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by Tomtomy98: 4:03pm On Apr 10, 2020
jenifer007:
If all she needs to buy are soup ingridents, she should be able to manage 20k for a month but with food stuffs like yam,bag of rice etc,she should be able to mange 40k at least food stuffs can last you guys for at least 2 months or more.
Okay
Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by chii8(f): 4:05pm On Apr 10, 2020
Tomtomy98:

Thanks so much...
Will be corrected
It's because of her work,I stopped her and opened a shop for her beauty makeup..at least now she will take care of them

Ok,no problem...
Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by Tomtomy98: 4:07pm On Apr 10, 2020
bendazum:


To be honest, children grow very fast these days.

9/10 years can run little errands and it saves stories that touch.

As long as they don't maltreat her.
My parents never maltreated any..I won't allow such in my own case

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Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by frozen70(f): 4:08pm On Apr 10, 2020
Tomtomy98:


Thanks so much
She just started her new shop few weeks ago..lets see how it works

Now is the time to tackle it

Sit her down and let her know that, the shop was opened because you can't predict the future of your own job

Give her up to 3/6 months and sit her down again, then presents the topic to her and ask her to choose among the list of family needs, the one she will take up as her contribution

Don't be shy, it won't make you loose your ego, you are only teaching her how to be responsible incase of the unexpected
Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by bendazum: 4:09pm On Apr 10, 2020
chii8:



A girl below 11years shouldn't be bathing kids under 4years, you can train someone's child without the child leaving with you.You seems to be very comfortable with that.I don't want to deviate though but can't you and madam take care of your kids alone?
Now, back to your question, simply do the buying yourself,so you will be able to identify the spending ishh...

I detest hypocrisy. The people so fast to dish out this advice are the ones the would request maids at any lil thing.

Having a house help is not a bad thing as long as her age is considered in tasks and she's not maltreated or exploited.

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Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by bendazum: 4:10pm On Apr 10, 2020
Tomtomy98:

My parents never maltreated any..I won't allow such in my own case

Carry on. Ensure to enrol her in school.
Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by Tomtomy98: 4:14pm On Apr 10, 2020
frozen70:


Now is the time to tackle it

Sit her down and let her know that, the shop was opened because you can't predict the future of your own job

Give her up to 3/6 months and sit her down again, then presents the topic to her and ask her to choose among the list of family needs, the one she will take up as her contribution

Don't be shy, it won't make you loose your ego, you are only teaching her how to be responsible incase of the unexpected

A nice idea
Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by Tomtomy98: 4:15pm On Apr 10, 2020
bendazum:


Carry on. Ensure to enrol her in school.

She is in school...That's even the main reason i took her

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Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by chii8(f): 4:18pm On Apr 10, 2020
bendazum:


I detest hypocrisy. The people so fast to dish out this advice are the ones the would request maids at any lil thing.

Having a house help is not a bad thing as long as her age is considered in tasks and she's not maltreated or exploited.

I understand you perfectly but I gave out that advise because I know it's workable, I have 4 kids, between the ages of 10 to 4years, I don't have any househelp, meanwhile I'm also a secondary school teacher.They are young couple trying to balance their spending, so the reason I wrote that.The man understood my point and that's all that matters, have a great weekend dear.

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Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by TheArchangel(f): 4:56pm On Apr 10, 2020
Manage any money you want to give your wife for one or two months first. And for Christ sake, get a condom and stop breeding till your finances normalize.
Your kids hasn't started school yet and we are calculating feeding money, huh.... What happens when they do?
Zip up and double your hustle.
Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by BLEMOSEDU: 6:29pm On Apr 10, 2020
Your kids hasn't started school yet and we are calculating feeding money, huh.... What happens when they do?
Zip up and double your hustle

@ the bolded, this isn't necessary, just give him your advice and move on.

@op like someone said before 10 to 15k a week should be ok if properly managed.

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Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by Amhappy(f): 7:20pm On Apr 10, 2020
chii8:


I understand you perfectly but I gave out that advise because I know it's workable, I have 4 kids, between the ages of 10 to 4years, I don't have any househelp, meanwhile I'm also a secondary school teacher.They are young couple trying to balance their spending, so the reason I wrote that.The man understood my point and that's all that matters, have a great weekend dear.
Most times its draining for couple with 8-5 jobs. I have been there so i understand why they need help. Although an adult is required to avoid child labor.

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Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by Tomtomy98: 7:42pm On Apr 10, 2020
jenifer007:
If all she needs to buy are soup ingridents, she should be able to manage 20k for a month but with food stuffs like yam,bag of rice etc,she should be able to mange 40k at least food stuffs can last you guys for at least 2 months or more.
Nice tip
Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by Tomtomy98: 9:20am On Apr 11, 2020
Any more ideas?
Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by chamber2(m): 10:11am On Apr 11, 2020
Tomtomy98:


She is in school...That's even the main reason i took her

There is nothing wrong in asking an 11 yr old child to wash plate, sweep the house and run small errands meant for her age. If she doesn't assist in these little things what else will she be doing in the house? Even my 4yr old daughter runs little errands e.g bring spoon, water and broom etc.

The only thing I don't like is the use of the word "maid." Send her to school, ensure that she is not being maltreated etc.

As for your question, I have almost the same family size as yours (3 kids, 3 adults) and live in owerri. I give my wife 40k per month for food stuff and like additional approximately 20k within the month for cooking of soup, stew etc.

To cut cost. Encourage your wife to avoid buying things from the street as their prices are often inflated. Let her buy items from the market and in quantities that will be enough for the month or wk.

Running a family in Nigeria is difficult. You spend on virtually everything. Aside giving wiffy feeding money, you spend on gas, fuel, medicals, recreation, school etc
Re: Please How Much Should I Spend Per Week Or Per Month With Family Of 5 by Tomtomy98: 12:46pm On Apr 25, 2020
chamber2:


There is nothing wrong in asking an 11 yr old child to wash plate, sweep the house and run small errands meant for her age. If she doesn't assist in these little things what else will she be doing in the house? Even my 4yr old daughter runs little errands e.g bring spoon, water and broom etc.

The only thing I don't like is the use of the word "maid." Send her to school, ensure that she is not being maltreated etc.

As for your question, I have almost the same family size as yours (3 kids, 3 adults) and live in owerri. I give my wife 40k per month for food stuff and like additional approximately 20k within the month for cooking of soup, stew etc.

To cut cost. Encourage your wife to avoid buying things from the street as their prices are often inflated. Let her buy items from the market and in quantities that will be enough for the month or wk.

Running a family in Nigeria is difficult. You spend on virtually everything. Aside giving wiffy feeding money, you spend on gas, fuel, medicals, recreation, school etc
Thanks

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