Maisie looks up from her MacBook and yells across
the room, “Dad, I need a pair of AirPods.”
“You don’t need AirPods, you already have the pair of
earphones that came with the iPhone,” says Dad.
“Oh Dad,” Maisie pauses; Dad thinks the issue is
closed and he’s dodged a bullet.
“Hey, how about we go halfsies and I pay you back?” says
like this happen all the time and span from a candy bar at Vons, to the AirPods on
the Apple website, to the jeans at Zara, all the way to a car when Maisie turns 16
1/2. If you agree to the deal, how are you going to handle it? What are the
terms? Are you going to be consistent and collect?
listening to users.
spend a lot of time talking with people about their financial upbringing.
During a recent conversation with a 25 year-old, we asked if he had ever made a
halfsie deal with his parents. He told us, “I made these deals all the time.
Dad never made me pay him back. Mom always collected. Guess who I asked the most?”