I’m a 20 something who is currently living with my cousin who is also 20 something who is a little older than me. After college, I lived on my own and worked for every dime that I have and kept myself debt free and my bank account with a nice amount saved thanks to frugality.
This guy had been living with my parents before moving in with me completely rent free while working majority of the time. Since this year, my parents have allowed us to stay in a spare house that neither of us have to pay for (for now. I’ll have to toe the mortgage later on) but we have to pay for our own living expenses. I’ve pretty much paid for ALL of the utilities, vast majority of the food and internet and cable and lots of the furniture (since I had them from my apartment anyway) while clean up and cook for this guy. This guy is currently unemployed and yet would go out and buy a $ 9.99/lb top quality steak and eat out all the time while I’m trying to eat vegetarian and be frugal with well, everything. On top of it, he owes me 3K to pay for his car.
I don’t want to ruin my relationship with anybody (him or my parents who asked him to move in with me) but he pretty much been a financial burden to me. What would you do?
He had also told me on pretty occasion that somebody who works a little while for an employer, then deliberately do something to get themselves “fired” so they could collect unemployment while working in a cash job is “smart”. I’m wondering if he thinks he’s smart by stiffing me and my parents too.