Best Answer: Do I sense, from my experience of having been a parent, that you feel a sense of entitlement with regards to your parents' finances?
On one hand, when your parents conceived you, they took upon themselves the obligation to nurture you, spiritually, emotionally, intellectually and physically.
I do not know your parents' finances and life circumstances, and I don't know your age, but I am guessing that they have done a great job of sheltering you with a roof over your head, putting good food on the table for you to eat, and putting clothes on your body, so that you don't have to go to school, naked. Oh yes, and they are providing for the payment of taxes, so that you can
go to school! And, oh yeah. they are providing access to a computer, and the internet, so that you can write a question on Yahoo. that is, unless, of course, they are giving you the freedom to socialize with others, like visiting a friend, where you can use his or her computer and internet access. But I do know, from your question, that you have a phone.
Now, on the other hand. well. would you mind explaining to me how it is that you feel it is your right and entitlement to your parents' income tax refund, so that you can have a new phone?
Phillip S Foster CPA
Dave Ramsey Endorsed Local Provider
(feeling like I am posing for Dr Laura or Dr Phil)