Q: When living in a shared-family system, at some point, I agreed to contribute $350 monthly to a grocery fund which would be used to buy groceries (along money pooled by others). How long do I have to keep contributing $350 on a monthly basis? Can I reduce this amount if I feel I’m over-contributing? Similarly, I live in a joint-family home whereby I split the bills 50-50 with my older brother. What if I move out of the property? Do I keep splitting the bills 50-50 still?
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A: The contributions towards the monthly grocery fund are subject to mutual agreement. If you feel that you are contributing more than is due upon you, you can ask for a renegotiation. If an agreement cannot be reached, you can withdraw from the agreement and each party can bear his own costs. If you move out of the property, you are under no obligation to make any contribution to the bills.