My grandmother sold her house a couple of years ago and made over $1.5m profit. She gave each of her grandchildren (she has 13) a monetary gift that wasn't enough for a house deposit, but once I combined it with a couple of tax returns, some savings and my parents going guarantors on my mortgage, I was able to buy my house, something I never thought possible as a single mum.
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08-07-2012 20:08 #31
08-07-2012 20:21 #32
My mother and her hubby and my inlaws have helped along the way too. We were badly flood effected and declined through our insurance and dh couldn't work after a shoulder reconstruction so we really did need the help. We are both very lucky to have our family
08-07-2012 20:43 #33-
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Nothing being given or won here yet. Everything I have has been bought with my own hard earned money. At least I can say with a little bit of pride that I have no debts or loans, other than a mortgage. Never even owned a credit card either.
I do know that when my parents pass, I will be receiving enough money to pay off my house in 1 go, but I wouldn't really call that winning money of being gifted. I rather have my parents alive with me than all the money in the world.
08-07-2012 20:46 #34-
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I have pride too.
I have worked hard too. Most of the money I have won/been given has been handed out.
I think DH gave away $500k in one year..
so it brings its own pride.
And I am the same..I would give away everything for parents..I yearn for a parent.
08-07-2012 20:52 #35
Best I have ever won is about $20 but again gotta be in it to win it I'm pretty hopeless with understanding lotto lol
But I am very blessed to have the sweetest in laws that help us out more than they should, there amazing and If I was to ever win money I would defiantly give so much to them they deserve heaps!
08-07-2012 20:53 #36
Yes. $5k from my parents when we got married and $10k from inheritance of a grandparent passing away...
08-07-2012 20:58 #37
Yes I got an gift from a dear family friend that passed away. I used it towards a deposit on a house combined with my savings.
08-07-2012 21:22 #38
I was given money after my mum passed away.
DF won $1400 a few weeks ago on a game at the football club while drunk!
08-07-2012 21:28 #39
Do wedding gifts count?
09-07-2012 00:01 #40
It's kind of a running joke with all our friends. Almost all our friends have been given a 30k or 50k house deposit or given a car from their parents. Then often they get "gifts" of say 10k for a bathroom renovation or 5k when they have a baby. When DP goes out for a punt or a bet, he and his friends will only put down $50 or $100 and win lots (some big wins of 5 or 7k) and my DP never wins. All our friends call us eternally unlucky maybe one day we'll find a four leaf clover.
Last edited by Clementine Grace; 09-07-2012 at 00:07.
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