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originally posted by: searcherfortruth
So, some choices present themselves.
A) Do you wait for them to come to you and beg for a loan?
B) Do you reach out and offer a no strings attached helping hand (tax deductible)?
C) Do you offer to loan them money with an interest payment?
D) Do you ignore their plight altogether?
Everyone is not independently wealthy enough to just throw money at needy relatives and I get that. You have problems of your own. Now if these were jerks that have brought it upon themselves with poor behavior choices, you may be inclined to not enable them. They are not, for the purpose of this scenario.
You have the money and can afford to help, what say you members? What do you opt for? Do you have another option not listed above? If it is me in this situation and I am the one that can help, I answer B. I do not want them to have the added stress of paying it back, it will be a tax deductible gift with no strings attached.