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AtW
15th November 2017, 19:45
"Moral Money: 'My parents used my childhood savings to clear debts – should I ask for it back?'

I recently learned from my grandparents that when I was younger they gave my parents several thousand pounds intended to be the start of long-term savings for myself.

My parents have never mentioned the money to me. I'm now 19 and studying at university, so need all funds available.

My parents have in the past battled with debts, which is where I think the money has gone. Although they are now financially more secure, they still have a mortgage and other financial commitments.

Should I bring it up with them, or ask my grandparents to? Or should I just accept that I must write this money off?"

Source: Moral Money: 'My parents used my childhood savings to clear debts – should I ask for it back?' (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/moral-money-parents-used-childhood-savings-clear-debts-should/)

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ChimpMaster
15th November 2017, 20:48
Looks like the Telegraph is on fire:

Ask an expert: can David Cameron avoid the £213,750 stamp duty on his £2m Cornish holiday home? (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/ask-a-money-expert/ask-expert-can-david-cameron-avoid-213750-stamp-duty-2m-cornish/)

BR14
15th November 2017, 20:53
How much do you want for your grannie? two bob?
Breadhead

MarillionFan
15th November 2017, 21:00
"Moral Money: 'My parents used my childhood savings to clear debts – should I ask for it back?'

I recently learned from my grandparents that when I was younger they gave my parents several thousand pounds intended to be the start of long-term savings for myself.

My parents have never mentioned the money to me. I'm now 19 and studying at university, so need all funds available.

My parents have in the past battled with debts, which is where I think the money has gone. Although they are now financially more secure, they still have a mortgage and other financial commitments.

Should I bring it up with them, or ask my grandparents to? Or should I just accept that I must write this money off?"

Source: Moral Money: 'My parents used my childhood savings to clear debts – should I ask for it back?'Â* (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/moral-money-parents-used-childhood-savings-clear-debts-should/)

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Did you ever get the potato your granddad left for you on his deathbed?

scooterscot
15th November 2017, 21:31
Looks like the Telegraph is on fire:

Ask an expert: can David Cameron avoid the £213,750 stamp duty on his £2m Cornish holiday home? (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/ask-a-money-expert/ask-expert-can-david-cameron-avoid-213750-stamp-duty-2m-cornish/)

"Cameron deserves a shed in Siberia for what he did to this country."
:rollin:

So he's going down well in history?

AtW
15th November 2017, 21:43
Did you ever get the potato your granddad left for you on his deathbed?

My granddad died from illness caused by many years false imprisonment in GULAG, the other one probably died during WW2, not even my father knew him.

northernladyuk
15th November 2017, 21:57
"Moral Money: 'My parents used my childhood savings to clear debts – should I ask for it back?'

I recently learned from my grandparents that when I was younger they gave my parents several thousand pounds intended to be the start of long-term savings for myself.

My parents have never mentioned the money to me. I'm now 19 and studying at university, so need all funds available.

My parents have in the past battled with debts, which is where I think the money has gone. Although they are now financially more secure, they still have a mortgage and other financial commitments.

Should I bring it up with them, or ask my grandparents to? Or should I just accept that I must write this money off?"

Source: Moral Money: 'My parents used my childhood savings to clear debts – should I ask for it back?'Â* (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/moral-money-parents-used-childhood-savings-clear-debts-should/)

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Phone Safe Collections.

scooterscot
15th November 2017, 22:36
The parents gave them a life to live, love and cherish.

The parents afforded them with an upbringing throughout childhood until high school with the desire to aim for higher education to better themselves.

Last I checked raising a child until there 18th cost around £230,000

And now this... higher education is obviously wasted on them when they are without the intelligence to understand the riches already bequeathed to them. How sad. I'd be ashamed to approach my parents with such a thought had the same predicament come to my attention.

BR14
15th November 2017, 22:39
The parents gave them a life to live, love and cherish.

The parents afforded them with an upbringing throughout childhood until high school with the desire to aim for higher education to better themselves.

Last I checked raising a child until there 18th cost around £230,000

And now this... higher education is obviously wasted on them when they are without the intelligence to understand the riches already bequeathed to them. How sad. I'd be ashamed to approach my parents with such a thought had the same predicament come to my attention.

Like i said, - he'd sell his grannie for two bob

NotAllThere
15th November 2017, 22:53
,,,
Last I checked raising a child until there 18th cost around £230,000,,,Yeah - we should bill the little perishers.

MarillionFan
16th November 2017, 15:57
My granddad died from illness caused by many years false imprisonment in GULAG, the other one probably died during WW2, not even my father knew him.

Adolf?

Mordac
16th November 2017, 18:27
Looks like the Telegraph is on fire:

Ask an expert: can David Cameron avoid the £213,750 stamp duty on his £2m Cornish holiday home? (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/ask-a-money-expert/ask-expert-can-david-cameron-avoid-213750-stamp-duty-2m-cornish/)

Shouldn't he be blaming his mate George?

Mordac
16th November 2017, 18:29
"Cameron deserves a shed in Siberia for what he did to this country."
:rollin:

So he's going down well in history?

Quite, he lost the most important referendum in British history, the one which would have finally shut your lot up permanently...

flamel
17th November 2017, 01:49
I'd get some lessons from Charles Manson before he pegs it

mattfx
17th November 2017, 09:45
Unless your Brillo in which case it's going to cost you significantly more than that to also keep your ex wives in their Gucci outfits :D