Young woman slams older brother over his ‘ridiculous’ financial request: ‘Incredibly manipulative’
A young woman believes that her brother and sister-in-law (SIL) are trying to manipulate her.
The 22-year-old went on Reddit's "Am I the A ******" to see if she was wrong about not wanting her brother and wife to use her credit card. She is trying to improve her credit score while her brother and sister-in-law are in debt for excessive spending.
"My credit rating is good for someone my age and under certain circumstances, but obviously it doesn't compare to other things," she said. “I should point out that the maximum I plan to use this card is a total of £ 100. I've stuck to it so far and only used it twice with those purchases only adding up to £ 80 and I paid it off quickly. I don't intend to exceed my limit once I've heard way too many horror stories from people who just use their credit cards too often because it was convenient and got into debt. "
Her mother heard her credit card plans and then told her brother and sister-in-law.
"My brother and SIL got wind and asked me if they could use it," she explained. “Both admitted that they had debts caused by excessive credit card use and thought that since I basically owed nothing, it was 'free money'. I told them quite politely that I was really uncomfortable with this idea and that I would. I owe the money and I can't conjure up that type of money. "
Things seemed to hiss until the couple showed up at their house.
"They were nice at first but basically demanded that I let them use the card and they tried manipulation from the mother to convict me," she wrote. “I got really angry and when my brother said I owe it to them because they babysat me until a few years ago, I laughed in their faces and went out. […] The only person on my side is my father who tells me that they are all trying to take me away and manipulate me because I am young and they think I am vulnerable. My brother, SIL, and mother, on the other hand, think that letting someone else use my card is no big deal. "
Reddit questioned the 22-year-old's family's intentions.
"Your family is incredibly manipulative," wrote one user.
“Please keep her out of your financial affairs. It is none of their business anyway. With the exception of your father, the others are ridiculous, ”said another.
"You are sensible, unfortunately your family is not," someone commented.
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