By Anonymous - United States
Today, my brother got his very first paycheck and blew it all on weed and a godawful tattoo, whereas I have been saving steadily for three years. Yet according to mum and dad, I'm the one who is irresponsible with money, because if I was being responsible I'd have enough for my own house by now. FML
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  snazz23  |  20

I mean, it seems like OP's parents are never going to be pleased with their accomplishments and the sibling gets all the praise for doing nothing.

By  lex1459  |  38

That really sucks OP. But in 10 years when you have your own house and your brother is still living at home, it'll be pretty clear who made the right financial choices.

  powerkeep  |  24

I have to disagree on the right decision part. Some children are always the black sheep no matter how many good choices they make. It sounds like op's parents have blinders on that will never come off.

By  whatunicorn  |  17

Slow and steady wins the race.
Let him do what he wants eventually you'll be the successful one, just keep your head straight and focus on yourself.
Oh and remember you don't need your parents approval, yeah it'd be nice, but if you continue as you are you'll win at the game of life. Best of luck !

  WitEluded  |  13

To be honest, this is not that unrealistic. Even making close to minimum and working part time, if OP lives at home currently and parents pay his bills, he should have no trouble saving $500-$1,000/mo. After 3 years that is more than enough for a down payment on a modest home.


Op might have to pay some bills for a phone or a credit card. For me at minimum wage I'm paying almost $90 for my phone with 2gb of data (cheapest I could find with good service) and whatever I spent with my card. So I never see $500 a month.