I have a good friend who lost her business and home and now rents a tiny.place and lives on SS. and food stamps. She is looking for work and wants to take a trip to a 10 year anniversary memorial for her daughter but said she doesn't have money for it or anything else. When she had money she had always been generous to others.
I, too live on SS rent a tiny place and struggle to make ends meet. Nothing for extras and not even dental care. Nonetheless I decided to tightened up so I could help her out with a liitle. I had a card and some $ ready to go in the mail when during a phone conversation she mentioned to me that she has been doing some online dating and signed up for a couple of those sites that have membership fees. She said, its my fun. After that I had 2nd thoughts about sending her money becsuse to me that is not a neccessity. I'd even like to do that but can't afford it. I'd have make a sacrifice to send her some $
Seems if she can pony up an extra $60 or so every month for those fees she can pony up money for that trip..
What do you think, should I send her $ or not.