Author Topic: Should my sister declare bankruptcy???  (Read 6513 times)

freya

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Re: Should my sister declare bankruptcy???
« Reply #50 on: October 13, 2019, 09:20:08 AM »
Unfortunately, I've been sharing all this info with her and it seems like I care more than she does.

That right there is the crux of the problem.  On the one hand, she has you, the FIRE movement and this forum.  On the other hand she has virtually all of US society, the LA lifestyle, and social & mass media telling her to work forever in order to spend & consume.

She may never switch to your way of thinking and it will be even less likely to happen if you push too hard.  That may prove to be the reality of the situation.  Down the line, try to avoid being regarded as the family piggy bank as so many of us savers are.  That means not divulging anything about your savings & net worth in your conversations with her now.

I think the best you can do is point her to the MMM blog and just tell her it's both fun bedtime reading AND informative, and let it go at that.  She'll call you when she wants help - IF she decides that.

nsmall

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Re: Should my sister declare bankruptcy???
« Reply #51 on: October 28, 2019, 12:11:53 AM »
Really appreciate all of your help.  My sister has yet to call the credit card companies.  I will continue to encourage her and you all helped me understand what I can and/or shouldn't do/expect for/from her.