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How to help Mom from overspending

December 15, 2012
By Mary Hunt , Times-Republican

Dear Mary: My mother is a widow who lives on a tight budget. The last few Christmases, she's been blowing a lot of money on gifts for my husband, me and the kids. By February, she'll usually ask me for a little help to cover her bills. I know she feels Christmas is the one time she can really spoil us, but I'm worried she may be digging herself into a money pit. What can I do? -- Janice, California

 
 
 

 

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