A 15-year-old girl has juggled two jobs on top her school work to sensibly save for University, where she hopes to train as a pilot. However, all of her hard work could be for nothing, as her parents want to use the funds to bail out her older brother
Sibling favouritism has been taken to a whole new level, after a set of parents want to bail their son out of trouble using their daughter’s savings.
Seldom do teens know how to responsibly look after their cash, but one 15-year-old has been juggling two jobs on top of school work to save up for University and peruse her career ambition of becoming a pilot. She has stored the money earned from babysitting duties and shifts at a local café into a savings account set up in her parents’ names.
However, after her 19-year-old brother took out a loan and now can’t afford to meet the repayments, all of her hard work could be swept away.
Taking to Reddit, the anonymous girl explained she raised all of her savings herself – with the agreement that her parents would match the amount when she goes to University. Her 19-year-old brother, who recently moved out, splashed out on a new car to help him ‘get around’ despite not having a job. The daughter had offered to send out his CV to different companies to help him find employment, but was horrified to learn he had chosen to instead ask the Bank of Mum and Dad for help.
“Last night my parents told me that they were going to take the money from my account to pay for his loan and I was furious with them,” she wrote. “I screamed and called them a**holes and said that they didn’t care about me at all because they never supported my dreams.”
She added that she hasn’t spoken to her parents since the bust up and now feels like she’ll ‘never accomplish’ her dreams of becoming a polite. “My relationship with my brother was good before this and I know that his bad financial decisions were not intended to harm me but I’m still angry with him and my parents for behaving like this,” the post concludes.
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More than 1,000 users took to the comments section to express their outrage at the situation, all of them backing the daughter. “I am SO SORRY and ashamed on your parents’ behalf. You are more mature than your brother and parent’s combined,” one user said.
Another commented: “Your parents are doing the wrong thing by you and by him. They should let him default on the loan and have the car repossessed – its not nice, but he needs a dose of reality.” While a third added: “I would have gone down the route of threatening to call the police and report theft if they even tried so you’re more restrained than me.”
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