I have at least six family members, two neighbors and two friends who are asking me for financial rescue. I do have a good income, not great, but I can pay all my bills. I also live way below my means and I live comfortably. I am also a major budget nerd and I know my balance in my accounts to the penny, in my head. I go without to make sure that everything does get paid, but I do buy myself the odd fast food dinner or a new dress from the local Goodwill store.
How do you handle when everyone seems to think you are the bank. I hate to be mean, even if I have money in my account, it is the balance I need to carry over to next month so I can pay those bills and put some money in savings.