My mom is 87, married but has always been independent about how she spent "her" money. My parents basic living expenses allow them to live in their own home and have money left over. Mom has always enjoyed knitting and she likes to make Afghans. Fyi - afghans take about 12 skeins of yarn and cost between 100 -250.00 in yarn. These past couple years my mom shops for yarn but never really completes a project. She will see a color in the store and "have" to buy it. She might start on it, but quickly loses interest. The bags of yarn in her room grow so large that she requests to move them to the garage, once they go to the garage they don't come back. She starts over again by purchasing more yarn. In the garage there are seven 50 gallon bins stored with yarn.. It's difficult for me to resolve that mom would buy something she doesn't need..and will never finish. I have a difficult time agreeing to take her to the yarn store when there is so much at home and it's causing a lot of tension. My dad also gets upset because he is very frugal with their money. So I need to figure out how to resolve it. This past month it was about $600.00 of new yarn. Mom says "It's just money" btw...if it's not yarn, her 2nd passion is jewelry. I feel like she is using those moments to make her feel happy, because she can't drive, she was never happy in her marriage, arthritis makes it painful to walk, she doesn't like to do group activities because she is severely hard of hearing and can't follow group conversation. Does your loved one have spending vices? How do you cope?