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So.. today I guess I found out just how thick "blood" can really be. My parents put the news on me today that they are losing their retirement home. Not going to go into the full detail, but basically they owe about 80,000$ and the company they are with is screwing them over with 29% interest. I have exhausted all areas I can possibly think of to get them help they need, even contacted HUD.
So, I don't make a lot of money, I mean... I make enough being a lab tech and all but it isn't all that, you know?. They asked me for money to cover the interest. I was brought back a bit by the question, because I have 2 other siblings. I said I would go 1/3rd. Which is generous isn't it?. They said I WAS THE ONLY ONE WILLING to put up the money. Problem is this, one of my sisters isn't all that well off, so I can see her not putting money down, fine, right?. My other sister, is married, has 4 kids, a brand new home ( 875,000 property bought and paid for) and two escalades, one with 92,500 tricked out and another worth 60,000 basic.
I even tried to reason and said you arent giving them this money, we are paying it so that the interest isn't destroying them financially, they agreed to pay it back within the next 8 years or so. They still refused, so I am at this juncture, where I quite literally am sickened to the core. I thought I knew my family and am currently debating on whether or not to basically blacklist my sister for life because of this.
What would you guys do in this situation?