Mom wants me to buy her things that I can’t afford. What can I do?
My 82 yr old mom has only SS & SSI as her income. I work, am her only child but am struggling to pay my bills & my rent. She lives alone a few minutes away from me. Has a caregiver who comes 4 hours a day, Mon-Fri. My mom will call me every few days asking me to bring her fast food, cleaning supplies, salt for the front porch for the snow etc. I can’t afford to buy her these things so what can I do? When I tell her I don’t have much money to spend she says “but your working everyday aren’t you? You’re making money.”