Post # 1
when you have to borrow money from your parents! We were saving up for a car for DH and almost had $1500 then I had to pay some extra bills. Now down to $1000, then we had to pay for some extra things. Now down to $500, so this week I finally thought yay we are out in the clear and now we can start saving again….guess what?! I took my car to get a FREE oil change and it turned into a $500 repair. Seriously, FML. I seriously think we will never have a savings, be okay with money, and not have to borrow from my parents! ):
Post # 3
I hate having to borrow money from my parents. Especially because I know they would put themselves in a financial burdon just to help me out.
My husband is in the military (canadian) and after I gave birth we decided that he would be the one to take parental because the military pays him 55% of his salary and then EI (Unemployment) tops him up to about 93%. So we would have more income if I was the one working full time and he stayed home for the 6 months. Well over the summer there was a full month where he didn’t get his EI checks. That was almost $2000. We literally did not have the money to make ends meat. So my parents loaned me the money. The full $2000. I told them i would pay them back when DH got his check in. But then his truck had to get fixed. I was able to pay my parents $100 almost on a weekly basis and I am finally going to have them paid in full on Thursday.
But Frick! I am 27 years old and I hate having to go to my parents for money.
Post # 4
@lilone4403: My dad has always told me, “You will owe us the rest of your life, but that’s what parents are here for..to help.” I am 20 and feel like I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. But I am so thankful my parents are willing to help!
Post # 5
Meh, my parents had to borrow from their kids. They were awful with money.