Maybe everyone could contribute a few bucks here and there to a household "kitty" (or the "pussy" as my friend and her roommate used to call theirs) that would be used for special occasions, emergencies, or to help one of you out when needed. Once you put money in a kitty, you forget about it, and it becomes everyone's. It doesn't have to be a set amount from each person, could be as simple as throwing in the change after you pay for pizza, a five you find in your jeans on laundry day, or whatever. You could figure out some guideline on how to use it. Then whoever needs help from the kitty wouldn't feel like they're burdening anyone, it's collective money. Just a thought.
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