Hello, I am posting here to get a broader perspective. I may be wrong in understanding, so I thought I'd ask you lovely ladies to re-calculate this for me. As some of you may be aware I have had a hard time getting my younger sisters to contribute towards expenses of running house where they and parents live. What was proposed : Broadly, 90k INR of monthly expenses to be divided amongst three kids. So 30k a month contribution per child. The youngest sister has never held down a proper job for a long time (will not go to work on time, throws tantrums at work etc) and has always had low paying jobs - so since she was in and out of jobs for a while, I and other sister chipped in with her share. After a few months I stopped fully and other sister is carrying more burden. The youngest has effectively contributed in nothing. Now when we discuss and I ask her to get a stable job and contribute, she says she can only pay a few electricity bills in a year. And says since I (myself) earn in dollars I can contribute her share without any issues. I said, the deal was expenses divided into three - after which all of us can choose to succeed or fail in our lives. 30k has to be contributed under any circumstances. I can't be penalised for doing well (supposedly) in my life - that 'well' also is just a regular IT coolie job. To which the response was "No one should be penalised for their income. So if for you that's 5-10% of your income I shouldn't be penalised with 80% of it." I can't understand this - I am thinking I am the one that is being penalised. No ? But when I read her message as quoted above - that also seems correct. So, who is being penalised ? Edit: The sibling doesn't live with the parents anymore (since a few months) and is in a live-in setup with a long term boyfriend (presumably living off him - otherwise I can't see how she is able to feed herself). Is perfectly capable of getting a job and living a normal employed/entrepreneurial life - just doesn't want to.