Please help me bite my tongue!! I am single without children and I am informed by my family that is the reason why I can responsibly manage my money as they constantly complain to me about their financial situations.
1.) My sister constantly complains that she is and I quote "barely making it" financially however she drives a new car, is constantly buying new clothes, goes on yearly shopping trips to Chicago, is planning on buying a new home in a really nice area of the city. But she constantly borrows money from my Dad who is on social security and she asked me to pay her student loans (which I refused).
2.) My sister in law constantly complains that she would like to go to dental school but they can not afford it. They live rent/utilites free, however they have two really nice new cars and a truck. They love to eat out and go all out for Christmas. They have four children who get the best of everything.
3.) My other sister in law is constantly complaining that her corporate job is so stressful and she would love to find something else less stressful however that would mean less money. She has to work horribly long hours and the stress of the job is contributing to her high blood pressure. However they live in a relatively new home (large mortgage), drive nice cars (with car payments), constantly are shopping at the mall, going out to eat, going on vacations.
I just want to should to all of them to quit complaining as they are bringing their misery on themselves however instead I just bite my tongue as when I have mentioned to them in the past how the frugal lifestyle would help them attain these things they get upset with me.
I'm debt freeeee............ Beginnning debt balance 01/01/08 $78K /Paid in full on 08/06/10 GOD IS SO GOOD!!!
Goal #2 : One year emergency fund. Goal Met Aug 2011.
Goal #3: Paid 100% CASH for a house!!! GOD IS SOOO GOOD TO ME!!!