Should I lend $$$ for X-mas?
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|Wed, 11-19-2003 - 1:33pm|
Over time, due to the gradual cutback in working hours, and the gradual increase in alcohol, their bills got further and further behind. All of their bills are currently behind at least 2-3 months, except their mortgage.
Here's the thing - in order to get their daughter anything for Christmas from Santa, they have to defer a bill or two for another month, in which case, something may either get repossessed or turned off. ****Of note, the husband demands he get cable +premium stations and pay-per-view. In addition to his alcohol, he spends a ton of $$ on lottery tickets a week. He smokes about 3 packs of cigarettes a day.***
ANYWAY - I had offered to help my sister out for Christmas, that way nothing would get repossessed and/or shut off. However, I'm wondering if this was a wise decision on my part. After all, I don't have cable, much less premium stations and pay-per-view because I can't afford it. I also can't afford to buy lottery tickets either.
Why should the husband be able to have these things while I sacrifice to buy his daughter Christmas presents?
I'm curious - what would all of you do?