So we are horrible people for not sending money to DH's family
My DH is Filipino and he has some family whose homes were either destroyed or needs serious repair. His mom and aunt are collecting money to send. I just bought all of the Christmas gifts because this month has 3 paychecks instead of just 2. I also paid all of the first half of the month bills. Then I found out we had a medical bill from over a year ago that will go into collections if not paid, it was $500. DH's car needed all new tires (they were bald) so we got those. Until DH's next paycheck, we don't have a lot of money and what we have is going to gas and groceries. Yes, we do have savings but we don't touch that unless we have an emergency.
I mean we will have some extra money when DH gets paid again but they sent the money yesterday. MIL said that we are selfish greedy brats for not sending anything. I am so upset, this is the worst we have ever been financially and I know we will be ok after the next check and we will be able to get back on track but for now, we are broke. We may not be able to help but at least we are not expecting/needing help. We have never needed any kind of financial help and we have helped people when we can, I am just a little pissed that she is treating us like this because this time, and yes I know the help is badly needed, we can't help.