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    lizzy25 Posts: 3, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 16, 2011, 10:23 PM
    I hired my brother as a live in nanny how much should I pay him?
    I just hired my 21 year old brother as a live in nanny/housekeeper for my two kids I will be covering all house bills,necessities, and food I also will be covering all gas and insurance on his car. He also is going to have a cell phone on our plan that I will also pay for. But I am not rich by no means I am only doing this because he needs a job and my family could use the help because I am enlisting in the army we are planning on paying him around three hundred cash a month but after reading what nannies make a month I am wondering if we are cheating him he is okay with the amount we agreed on and is not complaining at all but I do not want to cheat him in any way what do you think
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    Wondergirl Posts: 37,760, Reputation: 5426
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    Apr 16, 2011, 10:38 PM

    You are also giving him --

    1) free food and necessities
    2) all gas for his car
    3) insurance on his car
    4) a cell phone on our plan
    5) plus the $300 a month

    Why didn't you call me first? I have lots of experience.
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    I wish Posts: 5,292, Reputation: 2029
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    Apr 17, 2011, 09:05 AM

    The money you are giving him is not only the $300 a month, if you add up all the other expenses you are covering, that's actually a lot more than $300.

    Think about it this way, if he had to move out on his own and look for another job, how much would he save in a month after he paid all those expenses himself? You will probably find that he will have the same $300 in savings. Sounds more than fair to me.

    Will he have an opportunity to look for other work too?
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    Fr_Chuck Posts: 81,272, Reputation: 7690

    Apr 17, 2011, 02:01 PM

    If that is acceptable to him, or you could consider paying him the money that would cover his car gas and insurance and letting him pay his own, ** you want his car and insurance in his name not yours.
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    Apr 19, 2011, 03:41 PM
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    He is thinking about trying to go to school on line that way when everything is done he will be able to have a degree in a field. This way he will be able to support himself and his baby. Both of my girls are school age so he will have the whole time they are in school to himself.
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    Apr 19, 2011, 03:50 PM
    Thank you to every one who responded it has really helped. And you all were right that when we added up how much he would pay on bills on his own it came up to more than he would be paid at a full time job. And this way he will have plenty of time to go to college.

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