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Well my mother has a habit of not telling she has not paid a bill until I get my check every month.  So I am stuck spend my money on her bills and she has done it for the last two months.  I live with her so I am obligated to pay them because they will cut services if the bill is not paid so I get angry at her and then I go get my check book and write out a check for the bill and pay it.  But I hope at least someone see's how wrong it is for her to leave it to me to pay her bills.  I pay the rent by myself,  I pay her car insurance and her cell phone bill every month and if she has the money to pay me back in her check she tries.  But last month she owed me $700 big ones from all the bills I paid for her and she only gave me back $200 so I get frustrated.  But what do you do because it is my mother and she is on a fixed income from social security just like I get SSDI from the government.  I will continue to pay as long as I can because she needs the help and since I have a blog on here I will just vent form time to time.  Thanks for listening everyone.-weshar75

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Comments

1.
emilygComment by emilyg - July 1, 2012, 7:32 pm
You're doing the right thing.
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MADDOG10Comment by MADDOG10 - July 1, 2012, 8:02 pm
Emily said it right....!
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rdgrnrComment by rdgrnr - July 1, 2012, 9:02 pm
You'll never regret helping mama.
You're a good man, weshar75.
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maximumfunComment by maximumfun - July 1, 2012, 9:22 pm
it is very sweet of you helping out your mother. i am certain she appreciates it greatly. rant away!
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djklaughComment by djklaugh - July 2, 2012, 5:13 pm
Bravo to you for helping your Mom, weshar75! Yet I can't help but wonder why she is not paying her bills (you said this has been going on for just a couple of months - was she handling things better before then? And if so what happened a couple of months ago to change this?) - are there more expenses than income? Is she spending frivolously before paying necessary bills? Or is she getting forgetful? Maybe you and she need to sit down together and calmly talk about finances and who should be responsible for what bills. Since you live with her it is reasonable for you to be responsible for some of the household expenses. I don't know how old your Mom is - but if she is getting on in years she maybe having some memory problems - and alas it maybe up to you to take over the monthly bill paying (albeit using her funds for her bills and yours for what is your responsibility)so that every thing gets done in a timely manner. Just my thoughts for what they are worth :)

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