Is it OK for Mom and Dad to Pay for Your Cell Phone?
By Susan Johnston
NEW YORK ( MainStreet) --The recession forced countless millennials into boomeranging back home with their parents to save money. But even some of those adult children who are gainfully employed, financially independent and perhaps even engaged or married still piggyback on the family cell phone plan. In fact, 29% of parents of 18- to 35-year-old children continue to pay their cell phone bill after their kids move out of the house, according to a Harris Interactive survey of 620 parents for the Wall Street Journal.
Kristin Serio, a 24-year-old account executive in Orlando, Fla., is part of this trend. Her grandparents paid her college phone bill through college graduation, when her parents added her to their plan, which includes unlimited data, talk and web. Serio says she'll eventually start her own family plan once she gets married or her three-year-old son is old enough for a cell phone.
"But until that happens it's very nice to not have to worry about
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