DEAR AMY: I’m a 37-year-old man. My sister is nine years younger than I am.
Columnist Amy Dickinson (Bill Hogan/Chicago Tribune)
I had always assumed that our parents treated both of us equally — financially and otherwise.
My sister was recently looking to buy a home. She asked for my opinion. I told her the home she chose was probably too expensive.
She then told me that our parents had already given her the entire down payment as a gift.
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I was shocked at how much they had given her, and yes, I was jealous.
My parents gave my wife and me a down payment when we bought our condo. What they gave us was around 10 percent of what they gave my sister.
I asked my sister about this and she said that our folks have also been helping her to pay off her student loans, paid off a credit card debt and give her a “small” allowance each month to supplement her income. She claims she never asked for money from them.
I never received any of that support.
I asked my mom why they’ve given my …read more
Source:: The Mercury News – Lifestyle