“No” Was My Parents’ Best Advice

“If you need money, don’t ask us,” they said. “Because our answer will always be no.”

My Mother Is a Gambling Addict

She’s spent through her own savings and has been living on my financial support.

The Cost of Living at Home

I’m the last of my siblings to still live with my parents.

Everything I Thought When My Father-In-Law Moved In

What are we going to do?

Call for Pitches: Parents Month

It’s time for another Billfold call for pitches—and this month, the theme is parents.

Planning for My Parents’ Retirement

I don’t want my parents to worry about bills they can’t pay once they don’t have an income.

Should I Let My Parents Subsidize My Life?

It isn’t easy for me to say no—or for them to hear it.

Why I’m Not Combining My Money With My Partner’s

Or, how our parents’ experiences affect the way we handle money in relationships.

When Adult Children—Primarily Daughters—Serve as “Long-Term Care Insurance”

How Soon After My Wedding Can I Ask My Parents For Money?