A woman blew $90,000 on shoes, clothes, and vacations to Europe — then she blamed her parents. She is now $20,000 short for her senior year of college and upset that her parents refuse to empty out their retirement account for her.
The woman, who chose to only identify herself as “Kim” to “The Bert Show,” said her parents’ failed to teach her how to properly manage her money.
“Maybe they should have taught me how to budget a little better, a little more carefully,” she told the show. “They never sat me down and had a real serious talk about it. They said, ‘Here’s your college fund, it’s for classes only.’”
Kim went on to explain that maybe, just maybe, she may be partially to blame: “I just wasn’t very good with my budget. I also used it to budget for school clothes, stuff like that. My college break money…Maybe I should have not done that.”
Kim said she also used her college tuition money on a European vacation. “The Europe thing I thought was part of my education and that’s how I tried to justify that,” she said, according to Yahoo!
Kim’s parents said there was nothing they could do to help her. In response, she said that her father was being a “little bit of a jerk about it.”
“They’re not being honest with me, saying they don’t have it because my father has worked for like a million years and they have a retirement account,” Kim said.
In another call with the Atlanta-based FM show, Kim stuck to her guns: “I know they’re trying to teach me a lesson blah, blah, blah and character building, but like I hope they realize that this can have such a negative effect on my grades and as a person.”