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When it comes to money around here, I'm the only adult. - July 9th 2011, 05:44 PM

When it comes to spending money on crap, I feel like I'm the only adult, and I'm 13.

Last month (June) they spent

Mom:
$600 on my sister for shoes, make-up, a purse, and clothes. Justified by the fact that my sister would be moving out sometime during THIS month (July).

Dad:
$475 total to get a dirtbike up and running for my brother (Cost of the bike, fuel, ect.) no justification whatsoever.

This month (July) they have already spent:

Dad:
$3500 dollars on my sister. He bought her a phone, groceries, a laptop, an expensive stereo, gas, rent, ect. Some stuff (Food, gas, rent) justified, but a laptop, phone and stereo is not.

Mom: $250 for my brother's fishtank.

For the last three weeks I've wanted to go to the mall to buy a new book that just came out. I have my own money to buy it, and I just needed a ride there. I was told "That's a frivilous crap that you don't really need."

So whatever, I would be fine, maybe we have lots of bills this month, maybe stuff is tough right now. Middle class isn't completely stable. However my parents have been wasting thousands of dollars on crap for everyone else, and just kind of ignore me. I mean I don't want to ruin my sibling's good times by bringing it up with them or my parents, but being ignored kind of sucks.

I just feel the need to rant here like a spoiled yuppie kid who's parents have thousands of dollars to waste away on his siblings. It could certainly be worse, but that doesn't mean I should sit here and accept negative behaviour.

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Re: When it comes to money around here, I'm the only adult. - July 10th 2011, 10:17 PM

No need to apologize. It may seem unfair what your parents are doing. But try thinking of it this way. With your good money management skills, you will no doubt be more successful in the future. And someday your siblings and parent may look to you for money advice.


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Re: When it comes to money around here, I'm the only adult. - July 11th 2011, 03:15 AM

Ahh, I know exactly what you mean. And my parents fight over who's spending more money when they both do it...just try to help them find some cheaper options, I'd recommend. Like maybe encourage them to get refurbished things as opposed to brand new things?


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