Okay money is tight, real tight. I have spent so much money on Prom that should have gone for bills. I did pay bills but just not everything. Well, boyfriend says live within your means. I am kind of livid. I don't know how to tell my daughter who is 17and getting ready to go to college who cannot live at home because of her sister's behavior and who goes thru a lot already that she can't go to Prom because I can't afford it. She plays soccer is the most polite and sincere sweet girl. She gets excellent grades all by herself, no help with homework, (couldn't if I wanted to). She hangs with a group of kids that parents that are in a better situation financially. I bought her dress, shoes, got her hair done, some cheap jewelry, paid for alterations, money for dinner and money for after prom, etc, etc. My boyfriend said I will pay your car payment for you this time to help you get by. Great. Thank you. I am appreciative, very much so, but along comes the lecture like I was wrong for making sure that she was able to go to Prom. Is there anyone out here that would have not let their kid go to Prom vs making the car payment? Or am I so out there that this is something I shouldn;t even have thought of and just made the car payment and told her it's not within my means? I do not ever borrow from him though he is able to help, ever. I just go without and I am not living within my means. I don't understand, any one with any suggestions? let me know what you would have done. Thanks for listening.