My mom lost her job? Should I help her with the mortgage?
I’m 25 and I moved out since I was 18. I lived on my own and went on to college and never ask my mom for help because I rent my own worked and rent my own room. Luckily, I moved in with my boyfriend’s/parents’ a couple years later and I was determined to do well in school without worries of rent. I got into pharmacy school and just graduated this year.
My boyfriend’s parents do not want us to rent an apartment because they want us to pay off our debts/loans and save money for a house/future.
The day before my pharmacy board exam. My mom called me and said that she was fired from her job because of a second no call no show in 6 months. She blamed it on the stress at work and how she has trouble paying all the debt she had accumulated (10 credit cards). But I found out from my brother that she was in the casino the day she was suppose to work. I believe that she did forget that she had to go to work that day but I also believe that she lost her mind from the gambling.
She has absolutely no money in the bank saved up for a situation like this. Her mortgage is due in 2 weeks and she ask me to lend her $ 1000 to pay for it.
Like I said, I’m not yet making money because I’m a new grad and was in the process of getting my license. So I ask my boyfriend to lend it to her.
IF I passed my boards and start working. Should I help her with the mortgage (gas, electric, and water, etc) until she sells the house? This will be alot of pressure on me but no matter what your mom did wrong there is always a feeling that you need to help them out in someway b/c that’s “your mom”. But there is this other feeling that she’s putting her burden on me. I dont know what to do anymore. What would you have done if it was your mom?