Thursday, October 07, 2010

Family Issues

Family is family. My family is dysfunctional. I am single with no kids of my own so everyone thinks I am Mrs. MoneyBags. My two nieces currently reside with me. This has caused quite a few headaches in the past few months. Non of these headaches have anything to do with the kids themselves. However, it is other family members who are giving me grief. Everyone as something to say about the kids. It all boils down to money. One of the main problems is that they assume I will get a hefty refund when I file my taxes. Guess we'll have to wait and see.


D.C. 2 said...

Are they asking for that refund? If so that's just wrong. That money should be used for your niece's not to line their pockets. You do what you think is best. You are obviously on the right track and they don't know better.

Revanche said...

Given kids/dependents are the reason a lot of people have tax refunds, I'm surprised they assume you're getting a big one, unless your nieces are legally considered your dependents for tax reasons.

Nevertheless, it's your money and it's awfully exhausting to have family who assume they can help themselves. I feel you!

Southern & Fabulous said...

Sounds like a family member of mine. My Mother took care of her son for years. whenever my Mom purchased something new it was bc it was assumed my Mom wasusing my cousins child support money. $25!!!! A month!! LOL!!! Hilarious.

Keep your head up!!