Sorry, need to vent.......
My husband and I have worked very hard to build a decent little corner in this world, although we do have mortgage/some cc debt/normal life struggles, we are "okay". My thing is that family/friends who have had the same opportunities in life, but obviously were not as motivated, think that we've "go it' and they're entitled to it. I've been frugal/saver/couponer/side hustler for over 20 years before my son was born and I had to tighten the family finances. Ive tried to teach frugal skills but nobody wants to put in the work.
My siser-in-law for example, every visit, its can I have, can I have. She even has the nerve to want to use our house for her party because our yard is bigger and I have nicer things. A friend of my husband will literally go into our pantry and bag up snacks to take home. I was DONE when he took my big bag of BJ's walnuts. Really?!
Theirs also a parent who "needs" money constanlty because she will spend hers on wants and expect someone to cover for what she needs, like being short on rent.
I will gladly give anyone a hand up but the expectation of handouts is exhausting, they're all able bodied adults, get a second or third job if you have to.
I personally dont expect anything from anyone, and I will not ask, I will work for what I want or go without.
Anybody else have people in your life like this?