Hey there Rene,
Love the site – and all your great advice and pieces!
I’d really love your advice on this one. My husband and I let our daughter Sally – she’s 14 – borrow our credit card so she could book some concert tickets.
However unbeknownst to us she’s been charging items behind our back – and has now racked up over $2,000 in debts on clothes, music downloads and gadgets.
Her father is furious and wants to permanently stop her allowance. I think this is too harsh. She’s too young to get a job to pay the money back – and even if she could it would take her forever.
I want her to learn a lesson from this – but I also don’t want to put it behind us…
What would you do GEM?
I must say I agree with your husband. Look, what Sally did was steal from you; she took something that did not belong to her. Here’s what I would do: