When I am around family and others I don't tell them any of my business and act like I am just getting by.Otherwise I will be hit up for every cent I have.
My mom's friends own over 50 trailers.They always tell everyone times are tough and they don't have much money.They are rolling in it they just don't want others to hound them for money and get mad when they won't give it to them.
Paying a bill for someone is only a symptom of the problem.If you don't like your job open your own business.If you aren't making enough money but like your job get more training to become more valuable to the company. If you don't like your job but don't want to be your own boss find a profession that interests you.
I hear you on the father thing.My father isn't alive but my Uncle is.He always complains about not having money.If I ask do you have a budget showing where everything is going?? He says don't worry about it.I know what he does.He hates his job so he goes out to eat and goes to the bar and blows his money all the time.
I find the more money I make my circle of friends changes.The ones making more money generally balance the budget and have a different mindset than people living paycheck to paycheck.
Sometimes I will work with my business until 1 in the morning.I do it because of the freedom and happiness it gives me knowing I control my own destiny.Companies now want you to do the work of 2 to 3 people for the pay of one.If you are working that hard you might as well own the business and get ALL the money.
Some people their whole lives is work week to week and collect a pay check.It's all they ever aspire to.I have always been different.I have always been an entrepreneur and love to imagine and create things and push the envelope.
On the venting I just go yeah,yeah with family and then I change the subject on them.If they still want to be negative I set a time limit on it.I say okay we will talk about it for the next 5 minutes but after that we are moving on.
What I find is even if you show people HOW to change their lives they do not have the will to do it or the courage.What's worse than failing is to never have tried in the first place.
If you want something bad enough YOU WILL find a way.