How do you guys deal with meddlesome siblings?
I'm torn between the need to save my parents from the influence of one of my siblings... and saying eff it, and letting them make their own mistakes. Background: One of my older siblings is, simply put, a failure. Not always through his own fault, he does seem to have a dark cloud about him - but make no mistake - he's failed at everything he's tried (but remains a know-it-all) and hasn't a penny to his name. He's a 50 year old man still living off our parents. He's managed to convince them to refinance their current mortgage (which has some very favorable conditions and is nearly paid off) with some extra money on top to help him with his latest wacky business idea. This is after a string of bad investment advice from him, which has lost my parents upwards of 100k in their mutual funds over the past decade. By itself, it's their prerogative if they want to do this, but in this case he's also steering them towards some no name lender with complaints of reverse mortgage scams.