NOT KIDDING AROUND
lenders is: 1) a stable income that can comfortably meet your proposed repayments; 2) a verified savings history; and 3) a meaty deposit (I recommend 20 per cent).
If your daughter can tick those three boxes, she’ll get her loan. LINDA WRITES: I love your Q&A column, but it’s very shortsighted to say “no one ever regrets the kids they have”. I know many women who had children because they felt they HAD to.
Having a child is one of the biggest gambles a woman can make, so please don’t reduce it to nothing just because, as a man, you don’t have to risk your health, body, future earnings and career to do so.
I get that you are a family man, but please don’t go around spouting nonsense like this.
You’re smarter than that. BAREFOOT REPLIES: The women who work for me (all mums) went crazy over your question — some for, some against.
I certainly wasn’t suggesting that having children is “nothing”. (My wife is currently in her third trimester, coming into a sweaty summer, and our two young boys have worked out there’s an intruder about to enter the house, so our life is anything but The Brady Bunch.)
All I said was “no one ever regrets the kids they have … only the ones they don’t”. And I think the vast majority of parents would agree with that … well, eventually.
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