Insurance agent gives $50 each a month to his parents

Insurance agent gives $50 each a month to his parents

Try telling Mr Daniel Neo that what he gives his parents as an allowance is far too meagre and he eyeballs you.

The insurance agent, 42, who also runs a tuition agency with his girlfriend, earns about $6,000 a month.

His parents, both 67, get $50 each a month from him.

Two months ago, a relative told the elderly couple that they could try to seek maintenance from the Family Tribunal Court.

But they have since decided to drop the case because they did not want to ruin their ties with their only son.The New Paper on Sunday approached the parents, who declined to be interviewed.

However, the senior Mr Neo did tell us in Mandarin: "This is just a small family misunderstanding.

The issue has been resolved, so there isn't a need to blow it up."

On the other hand, his son wants a chance to "clear the misunderstanding".

He does not blame his parents, he says, but the "trouble-making relative".

"I am glad everything got settled before we went to court. It'd have been a waste of time and money," he adds.

But they have since agreed that Mr Neo will give his parents an additional $100 each starting from end of this month.

He says: "Actually, my parents are old and they don't really need the money.

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