My parents are so bad with money it drives me insane!!!
In the last few years they have declared bankruptcy after my father lost his job, started a business, closed said business after it wasn't making money, then couldn't find another job. My mother works full time to support all the bills they have, because they never stopped living the upper middle class lifestyle they had even after my father lost his fancy sales job.
Due to declaring bankruptcy, they have decided to just walk away from the house, and instead my mom got a job in another state where they are now renting one house, still paying for utilities in the other house as my siblings still live there, and basically waiting for the bank to take it.
The raise my mother got in her new job is quite good, but instead of paying down their significant debts, they just keep spending more and more. My dad uses my credit card, supposed to be just for utilities, but I now see him spending hundreds/thousands of dollars a month on audio equipment and other junk, all because supposedly they have money now! (note: he does pay it back in full each month, but I know they have many other things they should be using that money for) They also got a new leased car right before declaring bankruptcy, because hey, we won't be able to get a new car once we do it! Dinners out with new friends 3x a week, take out food the rest of the time, vacations, shopping for new clothes...the spending has ramped up, if anything. Now they are paying for that along with everything else.
They are going to go right down the same path and it's frustrating and stupid that even with their significant mistakes, they haven't learned a thing. Ugh, it's so frustrating!
Edit: My father also texts me multiple times a week telling me that now is the time to buy into one stock or the other, because they are down and going to hit it big in the next few weeks. I have told him many times that I am not interested in investing that way, but he doesn't get the picture, and is convinced that I am the dumb one for not following his get rich quick schemes.