He Had Millions in Savings but Told His Family He Was Broke, and When the Truth Came Out, They Started Begging for Handouts 

A man recently asked for some advice about whether or not he should continue lying to his family about money. Here’s what happened.

They Saved Hard

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A man and his wife worked hard all their lives, and by the time they reached their early 50s, they had around $4 million saved up.

The Money Came From Different Places

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That money included about $1 million that came from their property, which they would eventually sell, and the rest came from saving hard and being frugal all their lives.

They Decided to Retire

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Because of their savings, they decided to retire early. The man cut down his hours, so he was only working part-time, and his wife stopped working entirely.

He Was a Systems Engineer

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The man’s wife was a nurse, and he was a systems engineer, so it made sense for him to keep working part-time as he made more money than his wife.

They Made a Deal

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Wanting a peaceful life and knowing that they’d be asked for handouts if the truth came out, the couple made a deal that they’d never tell anyone how much money they really had.

They Pretended to Be Broke

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The man said, “I’ve made it clear to my wife to never tell my family we have money and to pretend that we are dead broke.”

His Family Wasn’t Good With Money

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The man’s family had a bad history with money. His parents had so much debt they couldn’t even afford to retire, and they had remortgaged their home many times.

His Brother Was the Same

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As for his brother, he had no savings at all and was going through his second divorce, making money even tighter.

His Son Didn’t Know

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The plan seemed to be a good one, but there was one important person who didn’t know they wanted to keep their wealth secret: their son.

They Called Right Away

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The man said, “They have been calling me up. They’re livid because we pretended we were broke for years.” They said they needed money, he could help, and he had an obligation to give them some of his savings.

They’d Asked for Money Before

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This was exactly the situation the man had wanted to avoid. In the past, his family had asked him for money, and he’d always told them that he didn’t have any. Now it was impossible to hide.

Was He Wrong?

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Was the man wrong for pretending not to have any money because he knew his family would ask him for some, or was it right to hide the truth from them?

The Internet Responded

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One person said, “Do not enable irresponsible behavior at your own expense. They aren’t owed YOUR money.”

Another commented, “It is your money. You don’t have to share it with anyone you choose not to.”

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